The Cristero War is a chapter in Mexico’s history in the 1920s, when thousands of Catholics answered this crucial question [of religious freedom] at the cost of their very lives. President Plutarco Calles launched a direct attack on the Catholic Church using articles from Mexico’s Constitution, which created this uprising and counter-revolution against the Mexican government during that time. The original rebellion was set off by the persecution of Roman Catholics and a ban on their public religious practices. – Ruben Quezada
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They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and I agree. Nevertheless, at times, fiction is the place to find the truths that “history” has left out. I discovered “Operation Keelhaul” in a novel by Evelyn Waugh and first learned about the persecution of the Church in Mexico in a Graham Greene novel. Here’s hoping that For Greater Glory is a box-office success, so that millions of American moviegoers can learn in a theater the truth that they weren’t taught in school.