Due to Catholic blogger peer pressure I saw For Greater Glory with my dad. Fascinating, fascinating, fascinating. I knew there was religious persecution in Mexico in the olden days. That's why my grandparents left Mexico and came to the U.S. so long ago. What I didn't know was how bad and evil the Mexican government was.
The movie touched on the fact that the United States of America had interests in Mexico's oil. That sounds familiar.
How wonderful to see a movie portraying the beauty of Catholicism in a major movie theatre down by the mall. How wonderful to see men and women with BACKBONES standing up for what is right. There was the Sacred Heart right on the big screen. Also on the big screen was Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Communion, Mass, and words like Blessed, Canonized, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI, and martyrs instead of a lot of sinful imagery usually shown on the screen.
The men were brave and strong, the women were beautiful and strong. The women were brave too.
And unlike some sulky teen boys of today, there was Jose. He is on the road to sainthood.
Speaking of boy martyrs, there is Little Adam who was killed in a church a few years ago somewhere in the Middle East. Anybody remember the details?