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Old May 23, '12, 4:48 pm
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Default New Catholic Film, "For Greater Glory", offers lessons in history and catechesis



What price are we willing to pay for freedom?

“For Greater Glory”

An epic film of inspiration for all Catholics, young and old.

See: http://www.forgreaterglory.com/


ROME, MARCH 22, 2012 (Zenit.org) “For Greater Glory”, a film about Mexico's fight for religious freedom in the 1920”s, offers lessons in history and catechesis. It’s one of Mexico’s most expensive movies ever made, with a cast of Hollywood greats. Yet unlike many relatively big budget films about the Church, this one approaches the Catholic faith with seriousness, respect and sensitivity. Almost all the characters are based on real persons, and the storyline strives to be faithful to actual events.

“For Greater Glory” opens nationwide on June 1st. This as a must see film for all those who value freedom and religious liberty. Young people especially should see it, so as to better understand the current crisis in religious freedom in America.

Karen Salstrom · Lincoln, California – I Saw the premiere last week. Unbelievable...so poignant for the times we are living in here in US...Religious persecution of the Church with the HHS Mandate, Life issues, Marriage issues, etc. We need to be prepared to stand for what is right.

Catholic News Service – "For Greater Glory" is probably acceptable for mature adolescents -- and may, indeed, do them a world of good. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/movies/12mv060.htm


Please support this movie on its opening weekend, so as to have a wider distribution. This is a film that every American needs to see.

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Watch the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3KiagxENUv4

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Film Review by Zenit News Agency - Rome

By Edward Pentin

ROME, MARCH 22, 2012 (Zenit.org).- It’s one of Mexico’s most expensive movies ever made, with a cast of Hollywood greats. Yet unlike many relatively big budget films about the Church, this one approaches the Catholic faith with seriousness, respect and sensitivity. Starring Andy Garcia and Peter O’Toole, “For Greater Glory” is a compelling war film based on the true story of the Cristero War -- a conflict caused by the brutal government crackdown on the Mexican Catholic Church in the 1920s. Released at a time when religious freedom, especially for Catholics, is being attacked in the United States and elsewhere, the picture is also particularly timely.

Beautifully shot across the plains of northern and central Mexico and accompanied by a stirring soundtrack by Hollywood composer James Horner, the movie takes the audience through the harrowing violence and suppression of the Church in Mexico during that time. A largely unknown conflict -- even to Mexicans -- the movie also doubles as a valuable educational tool on this dark chapter in the nation’s history.

Garcia headlines the picture as General Enrique Gorostieta Velarde, a retired soldier who, despite being something of an agnostic, values religious freedom and agrees to help the Cristeros -- a rebel army fighting against the state. He becomes the resistance’s most inspiring and self-sacrificing leader as he witnesses the religious persecution of his countrymen. Almost all the characters are based on real persons and the storyline strives to be faithful to actual events. A number of the characters portrayed in the film performed acts of heroism that would later be recognized by the Church.
See: http://www.zenit.org/article-34495?l=english



Evil florishes when good men do nothing!

The time has come when we must stand and confront the evil of the day!

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Statement of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky on HHS Mandate

The following link is to an excellent statement to all Catholics by the Bishop Daniel Jenky, about Obama’s HHS Mandate, and what we must do. See: http://www.cdop.org/podcast/audio/Me...h%20Homily.MP3

The link to the written text of the bishop’s sermon is: http://www.thecatholicpost.com/post/...e.aspx?ID=2440 His statement ties in very well with this new Catholic movie.
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Old May 23, '12, 5:49 pm
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I was just reading some online comments made by people whose grandparents would tell stories to the young folks about being Cristeros during this time. It's so heartening to hear the younger folks commenting about being so proud of the older generation-- and sometimes coming to the realization that those stories were true!
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Old May 23, '12, 6:27 pm
Bartolome Casas Bartolome Casas is offline
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Default Re: New Catholic Film, "For Greater Glory", offers lessons in history and catechesis

I have not seen the movie yet.

Mexican government that was oppressing Catholics in those days was monstrous. It had many similarities to the Bolshevik government that had recently taken over in Russia.

Yet, I worry that the movie will fail to point the historical background of the Catholic Church in Mexico, how the Catholic Church was almost always strongly allied with the ruling class that horribly oppressed and exploited the great masses of the Mexican people. That this occurred in Mexico, starting with the Spanish Conquistadors, and going right up to at least the 1960s, is, I think, really indisputable

The fact that the Catholic Church in Mexico always supported the greedy and selfish big landholders was a major reason that the "progressive" governments that eventually took over in Mexico persecuted the Catholic Church and Catholics.

That persecution was wrong. But so were the earlier injustices that gave rise to that persecution.

Thankfully, since the Vatican II Council, the Catholic Church now always stands with the majority of the people in every country, and not just with the economic and political elites.

My user name, Bartolome Casas, is taken from a real Catholic Dominican named Bartolome de las Casas, who tried to get the pope and the bishops to stop the injustices against the native peoples that the Spanish conquered and enslaved in "New Spain" (the Americas). He wasn't very successful.
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