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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

Hugh Taylor

English martyr, b. 25 (not 26) November, 1585

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Taylor, HUGH, VENERABLE, English martyr, b. at Durham; hanged, drawn, and quartered at York, 25 (not 26) November, 1585. He arrived at Reims on May 2, 1582, and having been ordained priest was sent thence on the mission on March 27, 1585. He was the first to suffer under the Statute 27 Eliz. c. 2. lately passed. On November 26, Marmaduke Bowes, a married gentleman, was hanged for having harbored him. Bowes is described by Challoner as of Angram Grange near Appleton in Cleveland, but is not mentioned in the will of Christopher Bowes of Angram Grange, proved on September 30, 1568, nor in the 1612 pedigree. The sole evidence against him was that of a former tutor to his children, an apostate Catholic. Having been previously imprisoned at York with his wife, he was under bond to appear at the Assizes which began on November 23 at York, and on his arrival found that Taylor was about to be arraigned. Bowes, though always a Catholic at heart, had outwardly conformed to the Established Church. “Before his death he was made a member of the Catholic Church the which he boldly confessed with great alacrity of mind”.

JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT


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