“The Cristeros and the Martyrs of the Mexican Revolution”, Speaker in San Diego
February 16 @ 18:30 - 20:00 PST
Christopher Check, President of Catholic Answers
is speaking at St. Therese of Carmel in San Diego, Feb. 16!
¡Viva Cristo Rey!
“The Cristeros and the Martyrs of the Mexican Revolution”
The average American’s understanding of Mexican history is incomplete. American Catholics, however, should know Mexican history, because unlike our own history, much of Mexican history is Catholic history.
In the early part of the 20th Century, Masonic, Marxist revolutionaries, who were nothing less than the enemies of Jesus Christ, seized control of the government and attempted to destroy the Church. They very nearly succeeded. In the midst of the terror, courageous priests clandestinely made their way through the countryside dispensing the sacraments and ministering to the Mexican faithful. Many received the crown of martyrdom; the most famous is Blessed Miguel Pro.
As these holy priests fulfilled the duties of their divine vocations, an army of laymen rose up and challenged the godless government. They were the Cristeros. Their battle cry was “¡Viva Cristo Rey!” Their tale is one of the great Catholic war stories of all time, and it is one American Catholics need to know as the freedom of Holy Mother Church comes under greater and greater assault in our own land.