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America's Web site now features a range of Web-only content, from podcasts and videos, to television and film reviews and book discussions. Here are some of our favorite selections from the last year.

The editors offer video reflections on the symbols of the Easter season.

Veteran broadcaster and Catholic William F. Baker talks about his long career in public television.

A Byzantine priest recounts his church's transition to a new liturgical translation.

John A. Coleman, S.J., reviews a new documentary on forgiveness.

Musings on Shakespeare, Edmund Campion and "martyrial ecumenism" from Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury.

A closer look at the Vatican art of coin making. View slideshow.

A selection of the Jesuit Robert F. Drinan's writings for America.

Michael Paul Gallagher, S.J., introduces the life and writings of Blessed John Henry Newman.

 

And here are some other worthwhile Web features from past years:

Two eminent moral theologians reflect on the pope's comments on condoms and the transmission of AIDS.

Lisa Fullam, John Coleman and Lisa Sowle Cahill respond to Cathleen Kaveny's article on Catholic citizenship.

A podcast discussion with Mark Massa, S.J., about the Catholic '60s.

Parents, scholars and educations discuss the future of Catholic education.

In "Cul-de-Sac Catholicism," Nicholas P. Cafardi asks, why did the U.S. bishops fight health reform to the end? Members of the bishops' conference respond here.

A video report on the campaign to restore church art and salvage church archives in wake of the Hurricane Katrina.

A video profile of a Catholic student community at Columbia University.

Fordham University's James T. Fischer tells the story of the Jesuit labor priests who inspired the film "On the Waterfront" in this video.

In the third edition of the America Book Club, a discussion of Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin.

What does Barack Obama have in common with Vatican II? More than you'd think, according to John W. O'Malley S.J.

At Ascension Church in New York City, the demand for an evening Mass lead to a unique liturgy using jazz music. Watch "The Birth of a Jazz Mass," produced by Matthew Moll.

Author Robert Sullivan introduces the Henry David Thoreau you don't know on our podcast.

"Hipster Orthodoxy," Sean Dempsey, S.J., on the rock ’n roll theology of the rock band The Hold Steady.

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Maurice Timothy Reidy is the online editor of America.

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I agree with Sue Andrews. The article should be renamed "Blind Americans, Blind Catholics" Moral Relativism and distortion of facts and truth at its best!!! What a scandal!!!!!!