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The CatholicTV® Network to air 'For Greater Glory': The True Story of the Cristiada'

5/25/2012 - 10:45 AM PST

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'For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada' unveils a time when Mexican Christians, in the pursuit of religious freedom, had to choose between their faith and their lives.

WATERTOWN, MA (May 25, 2012) - On Friday, May 25, 2012, the CatholicTV Network is set to air 'For Greater Glory': The True Story of the Cristiada, a 26-minute documentary in honor of the new motion picture "For Greater Glory," which will debut in theaters June 1, 2012.

In the 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, as the film's adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War ­the daring people¹s revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.

Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia headlines an acclaimed cast as General Gorostieta, the retired military man who at first thinks he has nothing personal at stake as he and his wife (Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria) watch Mexico fall into a violent civil war. Yet the man who hesitates in joining the cause will soon become the esistance¹s most inspiring and self-sacrificing leader, as he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen . . . and transforms a rag-tag band of rebels into a heroic force to be reckoned with. The General faces impossible odds against a powerful and ruthless government. Yet is those he meets on the journey ­ youthful idealists, feisty renegades and, most of all, one remarkable teenager named Jose ­ who reveal to him how courage and belief are forged even when justice seems lost.

Seán Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, recently blogged about the film and posted the trailer. "This was a very tragic time in the history of the Church in Mexico," he said. "Thousands were killed during the persecutions, and many places were left completely without priests. I wholeheartedly recommend For Greater Glory."

The documentary chronicles the history of the Cristero War, and includes interviews with leading historians, including Jean Meyer, cast members, Director Dean Wright, Producer Pablo Barroso and Catholic leaders such as Cardinal Juan Sandoval, Archbishop Jose Gomez and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

'For Greater Glory': The True Story of the Cristiada' can be seen on CatholicTV or on Friday, May 25, 2012 at noon and 8PM. Rebroadcast times are as follows: Monday, June 4, at 10PM, Wednesday, June 6, at 7:30AM, Friday, June 8, at noon, and Saturday, June 9, at 3:30AM.

'For Greater Glory' is in theaters June 1, 2012. To find out more information about For Greater Glory visit:

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Contact: CatholicTV

Shannon Muldoon
Public Relations Coordinator


The CatholicTV® Network  MA, 02471 US
Shannon Muldoon - Public Relations Coordinator, 


Cristiada, For Greater Glory, Knights of Columbus, Mexican Christians, Religious Freedom



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