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David Agren
David Agren has covered Mexico since 2005 for Catholic News Service and publications including the Guardian, USA Today and Maclean's magazine.
A woman in Toronto receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Toronto and Region Islamic Congregation center April 1, 2021. (CNS photo/Carlos Osorio, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Canadians have embraced coronavirus vaccination in large numbers and are feeling a deepening exasperation with the unvaccinated.
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, left, and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speak during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Gatineau, Que. Trudeau called the early election for Monday, Sept. 20 in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism for calling a vote during a pandemic in order to cement his hold on power. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Justin Trudeau has never offered a cogent explanation of his decision to call a snap election. Voters have called Canada’s 44th election the “Seinfeld election”—an election about nothing.
Shoppers and commuters walk along a sidewalk in central Mexico City, on July 6, 2020. After three months of shutdown, officials allowed a partial reopening of the downtown commercial area last week, although COVID-19 cases continue to climb. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
The Mexican president has made morality a pillar of his pandemic response, emphasizing clean living and moral rectitude in frequent messages to the nation.
Father Ferro visits with a parishioner in San Francisco, Colombia. Photo by David Agren.
FaithDispatches
David Agren
His work is increasingly to support what synod organizers call creating a more “Amazon-like” church. A more Amazon-like church incorporates the customs and sensibilities of the local population, like indigenous spirituality, and promotes new forms of evangelization.