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Saturday, May 5, 2012

FOR GREATER GLORY getting rave endorsements as support grows



For Greater Glory, the action epic movie about the true story of the 1920s Cristero War – the daring people’s revolt that rocked 20th century Mexico – that will open in theaters nationwide June 1, already is garnering endorsements from key Catholic leaders and the media.

For Greater Glory vividly depicts the difficult circumstances in which Catholics of that time lived – and died for – their faith. It is a top-flight production whose message of the importance of religious freedom has particular resonance for us today. It is my earnest hope that
people of faith throughout our country will rally behind For Greater Glory, and in doing so, will highlight the importance of religious freedom in our society.”

– Most Rev. Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, CA

“This deeply moving account of the Cristeros’ fight for the freedom of religion in Mexico is very much a story for our own times. The faith and courage of the Mexican martyrs – clergy and laity – makes us proud to be Catholics.”

– Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs, CO

“Every person of faith should draw courage from the tragically heroic witness of the Cristeros. Their sacrifice reminds us that unless we learn from history, we risk repeating it. Besides being an important movie, it is extremely well done.”

– Fr. Andrew Small, National Director, Pontifical Mission Societies

“Moving, powerful and inspiring! For Greater Glory includes stunning cinematography, an all-star cast, and tells a historically accurate story that most audiences will be unfamiliar with but need to know. The film’s high production values and respect for the source material are exemplary. The movie grabs the viewer and doesn’t let go. The stirring story of freedom and heroism is one that audiences will reflect upon long after the screen goes dark.”

– Tim Drake, Senior Writer, National Catholic Register and Register Radio