Peters, a professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, who last year was named by Pope Benedict as a consultant to the Apostolic Signatura, called the governorâ€™s living situation â€œpublic concubinageâ€ in his blog on Jan. 4, the New York Times reports.
He added in a recent interview that Mr. Cuomo, who is Catholic, must refrain from taking communion under canon law.
â€œThe governor, with complete freedom, is publicly acting in violation of a fundamental moral expectation of the church,â€ Dr. Peters wrote in response to written questions from Cybercast News Service, a conservative Web site, which published his remarks Monday.
â€œHis taking holy communion,â€ Dr. Peters wrote, â€œis objectively sacrilegious.â€
A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo, Josh Vlasto, declined to comment.
A Call to Deny Communion to Cuomo (New York Times)