Religion: Just Plain Bob

In Pacifica, Calif., they called him "Father Bob"—or just plain Bob. He had come to the seaside community just south of San Francisco in 1966 as pastor of the airy, modern church that is the nucleus of St. Peter's Roman Catholic parish. He was a Vatican II priest, no question: folk Masses, a strong parish council, an adult education program on church history and theology. But he was a bit more as well. Last week the rest of the U.S. found out what some of his parishioners have known for months: that the pretty woman and five-year-old boy who occasionally worshiped...

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