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Rev. Duryea / Excommunication #216137

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1971
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(Studio) Studies indicate United States Priests not leaving Church in quantity feared, morale high; opposed to Church stand on divorce, birth control, Priest celibacy. Reverend Robert Duryea removed from Priesthood; excommunicated when discovered married with 5 year old child.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pacifica, California) Film shows Saint Peters Church congregation applauding Duryea. [DURYEA - asks for support, resulting in growing church.] Wife and son remain anonymous. [DURYEA - says son has had no trouble with situation; involved great sacrifice for wife; says gulf between conscience and external law sometimes so wide, almost talking different language.]
REPORTER: David Browning

Browning, David;
Cronkite, Walter

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