Tag Archives: For Greater Glory
The Denver Register: I write for the National Catholic Register so sometimes I’ll get an email or a call from public relations people to interview a writer or a celebrity. It’s kinda’ cool. I know some writers and reporters get it all the time so it’s kinda’ boring for them but for me it’s still pretty cool. Read full column here.
William Jasper of The New American has written a very good critique of the movie, which in the USA, is titled “for Greater Glory.” He also provides an historical background of the Cristero War (1926-1929) and the merciless persecution of the anti-Catholic communist Plutarco Calles. Here is the lede: “¡Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long Live Christ the King.”) That was the rallying cry for millions of … More →
I went to see the movie yesterday, in Worcester, Massachusetts, at 1:00. I shall never forget it and will see it again, to be sure. Perhaps it was because of the noon showing that so few people were there, eight was all. I have never seen a more inspiring Catholic movie, after the Passion of Christ. This is history. The characters were all actual Cristero … More →
CatholicOnline: “If they’re going to watch the movie,” he replied, “and I hope so because it’s a really cool story. If you are going to watch it, you must see Jose’s character and get involved in the feeling of all his torture because he is a martyr. Then be like him nowadays. “It’s hard being a Catholic. Maybe some friends are saying you are a … More →
These six martyrs were canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The martyrdom of Father Jose Maria Robles Hurtado is highlighted in the movie For Greater Glory, the story of the Cristeros heroic resistance to the anti-clerical, masonic-supported persecution launched by the Mexican communist regime in the 1920s. The movie is due out next month. California Catholic Daily: Relics of six priests martyred during … More →
Picture of fourteen year-old martyr Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio in uniform. This is an incredibly inspiring story. Message to his mother: “In order to go to heaven, we have to go to war.” Read brief account of his suffering here.