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Fourteen Lines for the Challenger
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  •        For St. Edmund Campion (1540-1581)
    They would not let you speak. Sometimes the truth
    Must hide; more often it is hid. The right’s
    Constrained by circumstance: soft hands with ruth
    Sequester it, in priest holes where no light
    Wrestles with light, the dark uncomprehending,
    Until its weathered hands can grab and seize
    Where ruthlessness has leave for its offending,
    Past conscience, in the room of Little Ease.
    They would not let you speak. Your speaking then
    Had opened doors that they must keep well closed:
    Wrong answers are inside. Some hiding men
    Dwell in a world where questions die, unposed.
        But your repose is sweet, your words came good,
        Where works speak more than words, on Tyburn’s wood.
    I believe in the Apostolic Catholic Church. I reject and denounce the malfeasant or “dysfunctional papal or episcopal Newchurch.” - Father Paul Trinchard


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