First Holy Communion celebration of Marciela Martinez and Julian Martinez in La Puente, CA. Faces of the Future. July 2018. How Latinos are Shaping America's Future. After sitting through a long Mass for their first Communion, these girls in La Puente, California, get to play outside. Nearly half of Latinos in the United States identify as Roman Catholic, while a fifth identify as evangelical Protestants. Feature focuses on the rise of Latinos in the U.S. Looking at Latino majority cities where Latinos have gained political, social and economic power we've documented how those communities have changed, and what the implications may be for the broader U.S. as the Latino population continues to grow.