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MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012 | St. Barnabas, Apostle

ESSAYS and POSTS about Bishop Blair and the LCWR, three truths about freedom, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the HHS mandate, “Vatileaks”, media bias, and much more!

“The Biggest Distortion of All” | Ann Carey | Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo responds to distortions about the CDF assessment of the LCWR.

It’s Time to Remember What Men Have Forgotten | Carl E. Olson | Three basic truths we must remember if we are to remain free.

The Pope, Corpus Christi, and the Sacred | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. | “The Sacrament of the Charity of Christ ought to permeate all our daily lives.”

The HHS Mandate and Wily Providence | Benjamin Wiker | With contraception, the Obama administration thought it had found a chink in the American Church’s moral armor. It was wrong.

Putting the Vatileaks Affair in Perspective | Alan L. Anderson | The media’s furor over the leaks says more about their ignorance than about the Church itself.

Continuing Double Standards | David F. Pierre, Jr. | Major media outlets continue to turn a blind eye to the abuse of children in public schools, while rehashing decades-old accusations against the Church.

Defending and Defining Words of Wisdom | An interview with John W. Carlson, whose new philosophical dictionary is a valuable work of scholarship inspired by love of wisdom, St. Thomas, and Bl. John Paul II.

The Holy Eucharist: Central Sacrament Pre-figured in the First Passover | Jayson M. Brunelle, M.Ed., C.A.G.S | The Eucharist is the single, greatest gift Christ left to his Church, fulfilling his promise to be with us always.

The Truth About God | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. | The truth about God is not abolished or reduced because it is spoken in human language; rather, it is unique, full, and complete, because he who speaks and acts is the Incarnate Son of God.

Priests for the New Evangelization | Fr. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist. | Pope John Paul II’s personality illustrates most clearly what the ideal priest of the new millennium ought to be. His close friend and successor, Pope Benedict XVI, complements this ideal.


The Story, Martyrs, and Lessons of the Cristero War | CWR Staff | An interview with author Ruben Quezada about the Cristiada and the bloody Cristero War (1926-29).

When the Catholic Faith Was Outlawed | Jim Graves | The film For Greater Glory offers a compelling depiction of a dark period of Mexican history.

“Be a Straight Shooter in the Midst of This Crooked Generation” | Carl E. Olson | True faith is not superstition, but supernatural. It is not a projection of our desires, but a possession of God’s promises.

Lady Gaga Gets the Indonesian Boot | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman | Asians are sending a message to America. Are we listening?

Merry England Fights Over Gay Marriage | Greg Daly | Prime Minister David Cameron and other government leaders push for same-sex marriage, but most Brits are wary.

“Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here” | Brian O’Neel | Hellish conditions in North Korea’s prison camps enable the Kim dynasty to maintain its stranglehold on the impoverished country.


Know Him in the Breaking of Bread
The Covenants and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Growing in Love of the Lay Life: Evangelizing Martyrs
Employee Pick of the Week: Anthony Ryan
“The Truth About God” by Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
The Trinity: Three Persons in One Nature
The invitation of the Trinitarian mystery
The Eternal Priesthood of Jesus Christ
The Trinity: Three Persons in One Nature
Fr. Schall: The Pope, Corpus Christi, and the Sacred
Nancy Pelosi “does religion on Sunday”, but…
“True freedom is a gift from God.”
The Supreme Court and same-sex “marriage”
Unhinged Rant of the Day
Do “morning-after pills” cause abortions?
The Theater of the Word Inc. announces “The Christian Shakespeare” site
The Irish Fight for Life: The First Annual Irish Festival for Life
The New York Times dislikes Catholicism, loves dissenting Sisters
CDF: American nun’s book “cannot be used as a valid expression of Catholic teaching”
The Pope’s Q&A with families
USCCB, Archbishop Peter Sartain issue short statement in response to LCWR
Archbishop Chaput Reviews “For Greater Glory”
And much more!


For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada

by Ruben Quezada

Also available in a Spanish edition
Also available as an Electronic Book Download

Foreword by Archbishop Jose Gomez | Introduction by Eduardo Verastegui

Many people of faith today are asking, “What is the price of religious liberty?” In the 1920’s many Catholics in Mexico answered this crucial question at the cost of their very lives. The new major motion picture, For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada tells the epic tale of Mexico’s heroic struggle for religious freedom in a little-known conflict called the Cristero War – but many questions still remain. Now you’ll go much deeper into the exciting history behind the movie with this fact-filled companion book – and gain important insight into the on-going fight for religious freedom today. This is the Official Companion Book to the epic film. Lavishly illustrated with photos from the film and with historical photos.

As you read you’ll discover:

• Who were the Cristeros? • What drove the Mexican government to ruthlessly persecute Catholics?
• Can a priest “wage war”
• What role did groups like the Knights of Columbus play in this armed resistance?
• Why did thousands of Catholics – priests, religious, lay people – willingly give their lives in the Cristiada?
• What did the Pope do to support the Church in Mexico?
• Which characters in the movie went on to become Catholic saints and blesseds in real life?
• Why is this dramatic episode of history so little known today?
• What is the lesson of the Cristiada for those struggling for religious freedom today?

Ruben Quezada is Director for the Catholic Resource Center and St. Joseph Communications, Inc. in Southern California. He is a recognized expert on “The Persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico in the 1920s” and has traveled internationally as a bilingual speaker giving lectures on this subject for many years to all age groups.

For Greater Glory is a top-flight production whose message of the 
importance of religious freedom has particular resonance for us today.” — Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

For Greater Glory is ‘must-see’ viewing for all those who care about faith and liberty today.”– Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus


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