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Humble Gestures Define New Pope

Pope Francis surprised many this week by washing the feet of young inmates instead of priests in a grand basilica. The ceremony emulates the way Jesus washed the feet of his twelve disciples. On this Easter weekend, Scott Simon considers the meaning behind Pope Francis' break with tradition.
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Thousands Trek To New Mexico Chapel On Good Friday

Every year thousands of people make a pilgrimage down the state highway toward the Catholic shrine in Chimayo, N.M. They gather there to pray for forgiveness and healing.
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Creating Church Music: You've Got To Feel It

Earnestine Rodgers Robinson had no formal musical training. So when she volunteered to plan an Easter church program, she didn't realize it would lead to a successful career composing classical music. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life's work.
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Should Adam Be Allowed To Marry Steve?

The Supreme Court heard arguments over same-sex marriage this week, and the Barbershop guys have their own arguments to offer. Guest host Celeste Headlee checks in with culture critic Jimi Izrael, sports writer Pablo Torre, Kai Wright of Colorlines.com, and Republican strategist R. Clarke Cooper.
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Spicing Up Your Easter Or Passover Meal

Passover and Easter are important times for faith and family, but they're also big occasions for food. Guest host Celeste Headlee is joined by Mexican chef Pati Jinich to help add some spice to your holiday table.
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Area Catholics Celebrate Good Friday By Creating Traditional Guatemalan 'Alfombra'

Catholics in D.C. and Maryland are celebrating Good Friday with the creation of an "alfombra," an elaborate and colorful carpet of sorts that commemorates a journey made by Jesus Christ before his death.

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Bishop: 'I See Marriage As A Sacred Institution'

Hundreds rallied outside the Supreme Court this week as the justices heard arguments in two gay marriage cases. Host Michel Martin speaks to Bishop Harry Jackson, who opposes same-sex marriage and spoke at the Marriage March, a rally held in Washington, D.C.
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Reviving The Spirit And Schmaltz Of The Jewish Deli

Smoked salmon pastrami may sound heretical, but owners of a revisionist Jewish deli in Washington, D.C., say it's all part of a revival of traditional Jewish cuisine.

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