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Historical background: For Greater Glory

June 05, 2012

In an interview with Catholic World Report, Ruben Quezada, an expert on the Cristero War, discusses the historical background of the recently released movie For Greater Glory.

“There were approximately 90,000 people killed during this three-year war (1926-29),” he says. “There are a total of 35 martyrs who have been canonized and 15 who have been beatified in triumphant ceremonies in the past few years.”


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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 06, 2012 9:20 AM ET USA

    Do we still have as many faithful Christians in the U.S. who are willing to become martyrs in the secular left's war against religious freedom? I hope so!

  • Posted by: molly - Jun. 05, 2012 6:32 PM ET USA

    This is a great movie. It is so Catholic that many people miss much of its greatness. For example, have you ever seen on the movie screen the look of complete joy on the face of one who has just made his confession, a man who from that point is ready to die with a smile on his face because of his return to the Church. No you haven't, but you will in this movie. All of these wonderful moments are nuanced, not at all over the top. Just Catholic to its core. I loved this movie!