- Published on Friday, 18 May 2012 15:56
- Written by Bishop Tyson
Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles showed the following movie trailer during our recent USCCB administrative meeting. Opening this June 1st, “Cristiada” (For Greater Glory) gives an account of the famous “Cristero” movement from 1926-1929. The Mexican government undertook a major secularization effort to eliminate the Catholic Church in Mexico. The movie tells the history of those who were martyred for their Catholic faith in Mexico.
It’s engaging and in English. I think this would give our English-speaking folks a window into the core piece of Catholic Church history in Mexico and an insight into the spirituality of our Spanish-speaking communities from Mexico. This movie has great potential as a parish community builder. This film would be great for youth as well as young adults. The film could also give our English-speaking adults an insight into the faith of those attending our Spanish Masses.
The “Cristero” movement is well known in our Mexican-American communities but virtually unknown in our English-speaking communities. This would be a chance for a little cross-cultural faith sharing. It’s engaging and well done. The trailer is posted on YouTube and the website has lots of interesting information. The website also has information about the history of the Catholic Church in Mexico during this period as well as background on the actual production of the film. Check out the movie-trailer at: