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in ten photos, Archbishop Timothy Broglio; Archbishop Paul Coakley; Bishop Frank Caggiano; Bishop Michael Burbidge; Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone; Archbishop Paul Etienne;  Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller; Bishop Daniel Flores; Archbishop William Lori; and Bishop Kevin Rhoades
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meets this November to elect a new president, it will be the first time in several decades that the race is wide open.
A man walks past a Marian mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Feb. 20, 2013. Data from the 2021 census showed 45.7% of respondents identified as Catholic or were brought up Catholic, compared with 43.5% identifying as Protestants, the first time in more than a century that Catholics outnumber Protestants. (CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Just below those top-line figures on religious affiliation, significant changes in national identity also become clear—29 percent of the Northern Irish population now see themselves exclusively as Irish. This is just three points behind the 32 percent who consider themselves British.
A member of the Mexican army stands guard outside St. Francisco Javier church in Cerocahui on June 22, 2022. Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered at the parish on June 20 as they offered refuge to a tour guide seeking protection. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Our position, after 100 days and after having recovered the bodies, is clear: We demand the municipal, state and federal authorities to be aware of their obligations.”
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro points up during a military parade to celebrate the bicentennial of the country's independence from Portugal, in Brasília, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Filipe Domingues
South America’s largest democracy will hold presidential elections on Oct. 2 with two iconic Latin American populists as competing candidates: Mr. Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served as president from 2003 until 2010.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
With surrounding shelters at full capacity, Sacred Heart Church opened the gym’s doors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a place to wash up and rest, and a change of clothes and food.
The Dorothy Day Staten Island Ferry arrives in New York for final preparation before her first commuter run on Nov. 8, the Catholic Worker co-founder’s 125th birthday. Photos by Kevin Clarke.
FaithDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Dorothy Day famously never wanted to be called a saint; how might she have responded to the idea of having a Staten Island ferry named after her?