The Cristero War and Mexico's Struggle for Religious Freedom
Many people of faith today are asking, "What is the price of religious liberty?" In the 1920's many Catholics in Mexico answered this crucial question at the cost of their very lives. The new major motion picture, For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada tells the epic tale of Mexico's heroic struggle for religious freedom in a little-known conflict called the Cristero War - but many questions still remain. Now you'll go much deeper into the exciting history behind the movie with this fact-filled companion book - and gain important insight into the on-going fight for religious freedom today.
As you read, you'll discover:
o Who were the Cristeros?
o What drove the Mexican government to ruthlessly persecute Catholics?
o Whether a priest should "wage war"
o What role groups like the Knights of Columbus played in this armed resistance?
o Why thousands of Catholics -priests, religious, lay people- willingly gave their lives in the Cristiada
o What role the U.S. played in ending this bitter conflict
o What the Pope did to support the Church in Mexico
o Which characters in the movie went on to become Catholic saints and blesseds in real life?
o Why is this dramatic episode of history so little known today?
o What is the lesson of the Cristiada for those struggling for religious freedom today?
"For Greater Glory is a top-flight production whose message of the importance of religious freedom has particular resonance for us today." - Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
"For Greater Glory is 'must-see' viewing for all those who care about faith and liberty today." - Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus
Paperback. 150 pages.
ISBN 10: 1570589542