Cristiada: An Upcoming Film on the Cristeros

If this trailer is any indication, Cristiada is at least an attempt to distinguish the good guys from the bad guys. The URL for the film’s web site is

This is a teachable moment, folks. Tell all your friends about Gary Potter’s article: Valor and Betrayal – The Historical Background and Story of the Cristeros. View the trailer:

Viva Cristo Rey!


  • Peter Walsh

    “The Catholic Church declared on November 20, 2005 thirteen additional victims of the anti-Catholic regime as martyrs, thus paving the way to their beatification. This group was mostly lay people, including the 14-year-old José Sánchez del Río, who refused to renounce his faith in Christ under torture and an eventually fulfilled threat of death. Since they were lay people, they were considered able to have taken up arms, but their histories had to show that they armed in self-defense.” – from Wikipedia

    Reading Mr. Potter’s article is a challenging assignment.

  • Mr. Walsh: It might help to know that the article was serialized when it was originally published in our magazine. That’s why there’s a Part 1 and a Part 2.