International Institute for Culture

 
ˇVIVA CRISTO REY! - THE CRISTEROS AND THE MARTYRS OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
 

 
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November 20, 2015    7:30 PM       
 
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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 “ˇViva 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. 

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Christopher Check is the President of Catholic Answers in San Diego, California. A graduate of Rice University, he served for seven years as a field artillery officer in the Marine Corps in the Far East and the Persian Gulf.  
 
His writings have appeared in numerous publications including This Rock, New Oxford Review, the Wanderer, the Chesterton Review, Gilbert! and Angelus. He has lectured extensively on Church history in North America and Europe. He and his wife Jacqueline have four sons. They live in San Diego where they brew beer and show and breed Cavalier King Charles Spaniels under the kennel name, Top Meadow Cavaliers named for G.K. Chesterton’s Beaconsfield Estate.
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