Copy Desk Daily, July 25, 2019

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Fr. Augustus Tolton and Sr. Thea Bowman are two prominent examples of African American Catholics who have been put forward on the path to canonization. Sainthood causes draw focus to black Catholics and need for justice — and the stories of the racism they faced from fellow Catholics challenge the church today.

Young Voices columnist Brian Harper suggests another saint for our time: Archbishop Joseph Rummel, who preached that there's no segregation in the kingdom of heaven, and acted on that principle in New Orleans in the '40s and '50s.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation has launched a pilot project called Innovation Mission. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the ideas incubator brings success to new poverty-disruption programs in Cleveland.

GSR continues its reporting focus on human trafficking with a look at wider societal issues linked to the problem: Advocates work to stop human trafficking's causes like poverty, exploitation of human rights.

Where do you find signs of hope in a complex world? Sr. Lucía Aurora Herrerías Guerra uncovers some of the good things happening below the surface.

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