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For Greater Glory: The True Story of the Cristeros

EWTN
May 22, 2012

For Greater Glory: The True Story of the Critters is a 2012 cinematic dramatization of Mexico’s Cristero War (1926-1929), a rebellion led by Mexican Christians against Mexico’s atheist government.

The uprising occurred when the country’s president, Plutarco Ellias Calles, a Freemason, initiated a program of persecuting Catholics, outlawing Christian worship, in an effort to challenged Church authority and secularize Mexico’s government and educational institutions.

Government forces publicly hanged Cristeros on main thoroughfares throughout Mexico, including in the Pacific states of Colima and Jalisco, where bodies often remained hanging for extended lengths of time. Source: Wikipedia