What You May Have Missed
In Featured Faiths
By Jennifer A. Marshall
The Heritage Foundation
Published: Tuesday, June 26 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT
On June 1, the film "For Greater Glory," starring Andy Garcia, made its debut in U.S. theaters. The movie tells the story of the Cristero War in Mexico in the late 1920s. The popular rebellion rose up against the Mexican government's efforts to throttle religious freedom in order to curb the exercise of religious faith and secularize Mexican society. In the savage clash that followed, Catholic priests and nuns were executed, some even tortured and hanged from telephone poles.