The Word Among Us

May 2013 Issue

But What about John?

The man Margaret loved.

By: Louise Perrotta

But What about John?: The man Margaret loved. by Louise Perrotta

Margaret Clitherow is among the relatively small group of happily married women whom the Church has seen fit to canonize. Her relationship with her husband, John, was loving, but it must have been complex.

Though he had one brother who was a Catholic priest, John—a well-to-do butcher—complied with the government’s religious...

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