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Posted on 05/30/2012 12:54:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
"For Greater Glory" offers a compelling depiction of a dark period of Mexican history.
After decades of seeing their Church maligned in cinema, Catholic moviegoers have enjoyed a smattering of pro-Catholic movies in recent years. The latest of these, For Greater Glory starring Andy Garcia, will be released in the United States on June 1. The movie tells the story of the Cristero War in Mexico (1926-29), a peasant uprising against the stridently anti-Catholic policies of the Mexican government under President Plutarco Elias Calles. Garcia portrays General Enrique Gorostieta, a retired federal general hired by the Cristeros to be their leader.
Its a fascinating story, and one I previously didnt know anything about, Garcia said about the Cristero uprising.
The war erupted in 1926, after Calles implemented the Law for Reforming the Penal Code or Calles Law, which severely restricted the free practice of religion in Mexico. Among other regulations, the law levied a 500-peso fine (nearly $5,000 in the U.S. today) on priests or religious wearing clerical garb in public, and clerics who spoke out against the government could be jailed for five years.
The Mexican bishops suspended public religious services in response to the law, and supported an economic boycott against the government. Violence soon erupted, as bands of Catholic peasants battled federal forces. Priests were shot and hung, Church property seized, and many religious institutions closed. Ninety thousand would die over the next three years. The Cristeros battle cry was, Viva Cristo Rey! (Long live Christ the King!).
For Greater Glory was filmed in seven different states in Mexico, with a Mexican crew and an international cast. It had a budget of $11 millionmodest by Hollywood standards, but a significant sum in Mexican filmmakingand was a hit when it was released with Spanish subtitles in Mexico, Garcia............
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Will Kathleen Sebelius be walking the red carpet at the premier?
If 0bama gets another term ... ALL CHRISTIANS will be outlawed.
Plutarco Elías Calles and Barack Hussein Obama - the differences are small if you judge a man by the content of his character.
Question: If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Evidence would be moot as I would already be judged guilty by the accuser.
In 1936 the Spanish Civil War broke out for similar reasons; even the Carlists’ war cry was the same (Viva Cristo Rey!).
The peasants supported the generals’ revolt against the government, which was supported by the urban communists and anarchists. In the end the people who actually worked instead of theorized won; the cities starved and surrendered (but not before killing over 7,000 priests - including 12 bishops).