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These Last Days News - May 17, 2012
Cristiada - Film About an Unknown Catholic War Against Persecution is a Box Office Smash in Mexico...
"Yes, My child, much blood
will be shed upon the earth. Many will be martyred for the cause of My Son
before this battle is over.
"I have great hope, My child, great confidence that the armies of the light raised throughout your world will be able to go forth and reach the world with the truth, so that your generation can avoid the greatest part of the punishment that has been allotted, that will be given to mankind if your world does not turn from the evil and the offenses being committed--offenses that will not be condoned by the Father, for you have given yourselves, as a perverse generation, to satan." - Our Lady of the Roses, June 15, 1974
Catholic Online reported on May 17, 2012:
Mexico recently was given a visual depiction of an uprising in their nation that few have ever talked about in recent memory - Cristiada, or the Cristero War. The film, "For Greater Glory," depicts this dark time in the country and has been met with an overwhelming response at the box office.
The Maximus Group reports that the epic movie FOR GREATER GLORY opened in Mexico April 20 with the title of CRISTIADA and raced to the No. 1 spot in gross for all admissions at the box office - and No. 2 overall behind only the 3D release of another epic film, Titanic. CRISTIADA took in $1.06 million over opening.
The film held on to the No. 2 spot April 27-29, bested only by the blockbuster superhero film The Avengers, and has taken in more than $2.2 million at the box office. FOR GREATER GLORY opens June 1 in the U.S.
For those who know little about this war, a studio briefing provided the following information:
"The powder keg was lit in 1926, when newly elected President Plutarco Calles, who felt the Catholic Church was too powerful in Mexican society, intensified a growing crackdown on religious practices in Mexico. In June of 1926, President Calles signed the fateful "Law for Reforming the Penal Code," aka "Calles' Law," which severely restricted religious freedom. Priests and nuns, who were already denied the right to vote, could now be heavily fined simply for wearing church attire; and they could go to jail merely for exercising their right to free speech or for criticizing the government in any way.
"Calles made it clear that he intended to aggressively enforce the new laws and he began a program of seizing church properties, exiling clergy and closing convents and religious schools across the nation. Suddenly, priests were on the run and citizens were left without church services in their communities.
"At first, Catholic groups attempted to fight the brutal restrictions through peaceful means. There were economic boycotts and behind-the-scenes negotiations, but all proved fruitless. In August of 1926, 400 armed rebels shut themselves up in a church in Guadalupe and engaged in a deadly firefight with federal troops, surrendering only when they ran out of ammunition. When Guadalupe's parish priest died in the melee, the sacrifice enraged many and drove more young men and women to join the highly motivated resistance.
"By 1927, the country had fallen into a fulminating civil war. The rebels, many of them farmers, artisans and students, had meager resources of ammunition and food, while the government forces were heavily armed and well supplied. Many thought the uprising would be easily and overwhelmingly suppressed by federal troops, but as several homegrown leaders emerged from the countryside including Victoriano "Catorce" Ramirez and Father Vega, they repeatedly stunned the government with successful raids and savvy tactics. The battle raged on and atrocities mounted on both sides, with numerous civilian deaths.
"Several months into the battle, the rebels realized they needed a more targeted strategy. Hoping to change their fate, they recruited retired General Enrique Gorostieta - a renowned military mastermind who had become a businessman after leading federal troops in the Mexican Revolution -- to take command of the Cristeros. They did so despite the fact that Gorostieta was renown as a man of skeptical faith. Yet Gorostieta quickly became a fervent supporter of religious freedom and inspired new passion in the growing ranks of fighters, even as his guerilla-style tactics began to wear away at the government's stalwart defenses.
"In 1928, Calles' term as President came to an end, but the new President, Alvara Obregon, was assassinated just two weeks after taking office - and the war waged on. By this time, General Gorostieta had unified the disparate rebels into a united and loyal army some 50,000 strong.
"The devotion of the Cristeros was fully embodied in 1928, when the 13-year-old volunteer José Luis Sanchez was captured and killed for refusing to renounce his faith. (Later, José would be beatified by the Pope; another 25 Cristero fighters were canonized.)
"On June 2nd, 1929, General Gorostieta made the ultimate sacrifice in a Jalisco firefight, but by that time the tide of the war was rapidly beginning to turn."
"This is an international story for the world," said Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia, who headlines an international cast in FOR GREATER GLORY. "It's a story that needs to be told." Garcia plays General Gorostieta, the retired military man who transformed a roughshod group of Mexican Catholics into a formidable adversary in their fight against the Mexican government's attempts to eliminate the Catholic Church. The Cristero War of the 1920s rocked North America and resulted in thousands of Catholics - including priests - being martyred.
FOR GREATER GLORY also stars Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria, Oscar winner Peter O'Toole, Eduardo Verástegui, and Mauricio Kuri as Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio.
The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 1.
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"I have said before, My child, and I will repeat again: You will find the world engrossed in not only a worldly war of the flesh, but one of the spirit--a war of religion. You will all carry the banner, `Faithful and True', knowing that the ultimate victory will be with My Son." - Our Lady of the Roses, September 7, 1974
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"My children, are there so few who will suffer for the Faith? Are My children lost to the need for suffering and martyrdom for the Faith? Do you not understand, My children, that martyrdom means immediate entrance into Heaven. Is this not worth fighting for?" - Our Lady, November 20, 1978
"Many shall be martyred in the days ahead. Heaven can be gained through martyrdom." - Our Lady, November 24, 1979
"I bless you, My child, and your good relations. I bless all of the workers who have joined My Mother in these days of trial. You will understand the ultimate victory will be with the Eternal Father in Heaven. All who pass through this and accept the cross will be given a crown. Many martyrs shall come out of the tribulation, but, My child, is not that an easy way to enter Heaven?" - Jesus, September 7, 1977
TIME GROWS SHORT
"I have told you in the past and I must repeat, My child: a heavy cross will be carried by all who will stand fast in the Faith with My Son. You, My child, and others who will set the example for those who will be saved, must accept a life of martyrdom. You will be scorned, you will be ridiculed and you must, My children, be different. Were you of the world, you would be accepted; but now that the Father extends to you the grace to be of the light, you will be rejected by your world which is now in the hands of satan. His time grows short. He works fast for the souls! You must increase your lives of prayer and sacrifice." - Our Lady, September 13, 1974
"All who continue in the battle ahead must accept martyrdom. it does not, My child, necessarily mean death of your body, but it will mean persecution. Stand fast in the faith. Keep the faith in the hearts of those you love. Extend your charity of heart to all of your brother and sisters throughout the world. Pray a constant vigilance of prayer." - Our Lady, October 2, 1974
EXAMPLE OF THE SAINTS
"You must instruct and bring to your children the knowledge of your saints. Their example is in the light, My children. Those you have set up to idolize upon earth now are the creations of satan. You must accept and follow the example of your saints, those who have been given this honor by your holy Church. They, too, My child, did not win their crowns without trial, rejection, and often, martyrdom." -Jesus, June 5, 1975
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