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February 20th, 2011
01:33 PM ET

Philly priest charged in scandal

CNN's Susan Candiotti examines charges against Monsignor William Lynn, a Philadelphia priest in a sex scandal.

Editor's NoteThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia released this statement on Sunday afternoon:

"Parishioners at Saint Joseph Parish in Downingtown were informed at Masses this weekend that Cardinal Justin Rigali has placed Monsignor William J. Lynn, Pastor, on administrative leave effective Friday, February 18, 2011."

Earlier the archdiocese had said Lynn was voluntarily taking time off to be with his family.

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Filed under: Bishops • Catholic Church • Christianity • Courts • Pennsylvania • Sex abuse • United States

Movie sparks memories of curve balls and ‘having a catch’
“Jews and Baseball” opened the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, billed as the second-largest Jewish film festival in the country
February 20th, 2011
06:00 AM ET

Movie sparks memories of curve balls and ‘having a catch’

By Dave Schechter, CNN Senior National Editor

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) – I loved to play baseball as a boy, but any illusions I harbored about making it to the big leagues ended at age 12, when I faced – and watched, the bat not moving – my first curve ball.

That pitch came from the left arm of Ross Baumgarten, a junior high school classmate in a suburb north of Chicago, who went on to pitch for the hometown White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.

That curve ball was just one of the memories I recalled as my wife, our 12-year-old son and I watched “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” a film directed by Peter Miller, written by New York Times sportswriter Ira Berkow and narrated by actor Dustin Hoffman.

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Filed under: Georgia • Judaism • Movies • United States

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