"Archbishop Mansell informed Father DeVito that his participation in this ceremony was understandably perceived by many Catholics as an implicit endorsement of same-sex marriage, which is contrary to Church teaching. As a consequence, and in accordance with canon law, the Archbishop formally rebuked Father DeVito and informed him that the rebuke would be a permanent part of his record. Fr. DeVito said that he would not participate in any way in same-sex marriages in the future."
From a Sept. 6 statement issued by the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn., confirming that a Suffield, Conn., priest, Michael DeVito, received a permanent "rebuke" on his church record for his role in his cousin's August wedding in New York. (NBC Connecticut)