Don Clemmer is a journalist, communications professional and former staffer of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He writes from Indiana. 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.