What price are we willing to pay for freedom?
“For Greater Glory”
An epic film of inspiration for all Catholics, young and old.
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.
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.
Evil florishes when good men do nothing!
The time has come when we must stand and confront the evil of the day!
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.