Thursday, December 13, 2012

For Greater Glory Movie

What price would you pay for religious freedom? In the exhilarating action epic FOR GREATER GLORY an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country. This is the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War of the daring people's revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.

This is an uprising of the Mexican people against an atheistic government who declared war on the Catholic Church. Initially, the faithful people of Mexico peacefully tried to fight for religious freedom, but to no avail. After peaceful means failed, the Cristeros (soldiers for Christ) rebel against the religious crackdown by the newly elected President Calles of Mexico. 
The Mexican Revolution was the largest rebellion in Mexican history. It was based on the peasants' overwhelming demand for land and for social justice. The Catholic Church was cautious to not support the revolution, which at times threatened the property rights of many Mexicans. However, the Calles' administration felt its revolutionary reforms regarding private property, public education, and social reform were threatened by the Church. As a solution to the Church's influence over the Mexican populace, the anti-clerical statutes of the Constitution were instituted, and beginning a 10 year persecution of Catholics, resulting in the death of thousands.  (Wikipedia)

Caution for children:  there are upsetting scenes that may scare children.  It is rated R but probably unfairly so.  I think mature middle school age children and up can handle the heavy scenes.  You know your children, but I would probably view it first before allowing them to watch it.

Here is the movie trailer:

Without spoiling the movie, it is incredibly suspenseful, disturbing yet filled with hope. Have a box of Kleenex nearby if you plan on watching it.  This movie is now on DVD and if you either purchase it or check it out from your local library, be sure to watch the special feature section of this movie.  This movie is timely considering our own current nation's battle with Religious Freedom.

Advent Blessings,

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