Don Clemmer is a writer, communications professional and former staffer of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He writes from Indiana and edits Cross Roads magazine for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington. Follow him on Twitter: @clemmer_don.

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Sainthood causes of Thea Bowman and others draw focus to black Catholics, need for justice

NCR preview: Pope Francis declared last month that Fr. Augustus Tolton lived a life of virtue; Tolton's cause has joined a number of U.S.-based causes — including that of Sr. Thea Bowman — that deal with racial issues in the country. Postulators see timely significance in the causes of these men and women.