Father Robert Duryea, a Roman Catholic priest in Pacifica, said goodbye to his parishioners last night.
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Background: Father Robert Duryea, a Roman Catholic priest in Pacifica, said goodbye to his parishioners last night. Father Duryea is being forced to leave the priesthood, for breaking the Church's law on celibacy. Seven years ago, he secretly married a young woman he met in San Jose. Two years later, father Duryea and his wife had a son. The family has lived together in the Santa Clara valley, While father Duryea continued his ministry in Pacifica. When the situation came to the attention of Church authorities, the Archbishop of San Francisco excommunicated the 49-year-old priest. KNBC News reporter Bob Flick covered father Duryea's farewell to his parishioners last night.