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An edition of For Greater Glory (2012)

For Greater Glory

The True Story Of Cristiada The Cristero War And Mexico's Struggle For Religious Freedom

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This edition was published in by Ignatius Press

Written in English

150 pages

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. This is the Official Companion Book to the epic film. Lavishly illustrated with photos from the film and with historical photos.

As you read you'll discover:
Who were the Cristeros?
What drove the Mexican government to ruthlessly persecute Catholics?
Can a priest "wage war"
What role did groups like the Knights of Columbus play in this armed resistance?
Why did thousands of Catholics - priests, religious, lay people - willingly give their lives in the Cristiada?
What role did the U.S. play in ending this bitter conflict?
What did the Pope do to support the Church in Mexico?
Which characters in the movie went on to become Catholic saints and blesseds in real life?
Why is this dramatic episode of history so little known today?
What is the lesson of the Cristiada for those struggling for religious freedom today?

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June 22, 2012, Ignatius Press
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For Greater Glory

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For Greater Glory

The True Story Of Cristiada The Cristero War And Mexico's Struggle For Religious Freedom

This edition was published in by Ignatius Press


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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. This is the Official Companion Book to the epic film. Lavishly illustrated with photos from the film and with historical photos.

As you read you'll discover:
Who were the Cristeros?
What drove the Mexican government to ruthlessly persecute Catholics?
Can a priest "wage war"
What role did groups like the Knights of Columbus play in this armed resistance?
Why did thousands of Catholics - priests, religious, lay people - willingly give their lives in the Cristiada?
What role did the U.S. play in ending this bitter conflict?
What did the Pope do to support the Church in Mexico?
Which characters in the movie went on to become Catholic saints and blesseds in real life?
Why is this dramatic episode of history so little known today?
What is the lesson of the Cristiada for those struggling for religious freedom today?

Table of Contents

Foreword
Author's Preface
Introduction
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
One Origins of the Cristiada
Two The Catholic Response
Three U.S. Involvement
Four Characters of the Cristiada
Five Freedom is Our Lives
FOR GREATER GLORY PHOTO GALLERY
BONUS ESSAY AND CRISTERO PRAYERS
Who Can Be a Priest? The Question that Killed 200,000 Mexicans
Cristero Prayers
Cristero Saints and Blessed
PAPAL ENCYCLICALS
Iniquis Afflictisque
Acerba Animi
Bibliography

Contributors

Foreword
Jose Gomez
Introduction
Eduardo Verastegui

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
150

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26003833M
ISBN 13
9781570589546

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