This 2012 photo provided by Marycecelia Pla, shows her daughter, Caroline Pla, on the sidelines during a Catholic Youth Organization league football game. The 11-year-old girl who's been playing football since kindergarten wants Philadelphia's Roman Catholic archdiocese to overturn a boys-only rule.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, February 22nd, 2013
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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia doesn’t need another public relations headache after years of priest-abuse and school-closure headlines, but it’s got one in the form of a pony-tailed 11-year-old athlete.