Crisis in the Catholic Church; LA's Traffic and Budget Woes

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Mayor Villaraigosa says that if the Department of Water and Power can't raise its rates, Los Angeles might go bankrupt. We get the latest in that long-running dispute and ask whether more drivers would give up their cars if public transit were more "user-friendly." On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, America's healthcare debate caused a schism between Roman Catholic bishops and 59,000 nuns. In Europe, the sex-abuse scandal has reached into the Vatican. What's the role of priestly celibacy? Is there a crisis of confidence in all-male authority?

Banner image: Cardinal Sean Brady (L), Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop hands a copy of the Pope Benedict XVI's pastoral letter to the Catholics of Ireland to a child at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2010. Photo: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody