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Sunday, May 27, 2012
AMERICA : NEW FILM FOR GREATER GLORY ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FIGHT - WATCH DOCUMENTARY NOW
FOR GREATER GLORY is a new movie about the Cristeros War (1926-1929). It involves the Mexican government's involvement in removing religion from the country.
The government tried to remove Catholicism. It chronicles the martyrdom of certain priests during the time including: Father José María Robles Hurtado. There were extreme methods undertaken to defend religious freedom. It paralells the current religious freedom intrusions in the USA and Canada now. This film involves graphic violence and is therefore, not suitable for young children.
The Knights of Columbus and many Bishops support the film:
“For many years, this period of history has been all but forgotten on both sides of the border,” said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson. “This year, with the release of For Greater Glory, the story of the struggle for religious freedom in Mexico will begin to be told. With religious freedom now an important issue of discussion here in the United States, every American who values faith and freedom should see this film. As we watch it, we should rejoice that we live in a country where we settle debates over religious liberty with ballots, not bullets, and in courtrooms rather than on battlefields. Seeing how Catholic Mexico remains today, this film also serves as a timely reminder that — from the earliest days of the Church’s history to the present era — persecution does not stifle the faith, but emboldens it.”
The 26 minute documentary of the film can be seen below: