Rated R for war violence and some disturbing images
For Greater Glory
How hard will an atheist fight to preserve the rights of others to worship?
The Story: When the Mexican dictator Calles shuts down the churches and forbids the Catholic mass, one man takes up a cause that is not his own. General Enrique Gorostieta Velarde (Andy Garcia) does not believe in God, but he does believe others should have the right to worship as they see fit. This is the story of the Cristeros War (1926-1929) in Mexico and the story of believers who were martyred for their beliefs.
The Stars: Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, and Peter O'Toole
The Themes: Faithfulness, religious freedom, fighting for a cause
Opening: In theaters nationwide June 1
Carmelite Sisters take a rare trip to the premiere of "For Greater Glory." Its story is their story.
Elyse B. Anderson
People are suffering for their faith around the world. Now. In 2012.
"For Greater Glory" is based on real events in Mexico. But what is Hollywood and what is reality? This free download from our friends at Lighthouse Catholic Media tells the real history.
An interview with Andy Garcia, star of "For Greater Glory," on what happens when freedom of worship is taken away.
Eduardo Verastegui is known as "the Brad Pitt of Mexico" but he found superstardom wasn't enough.
I was most energized by seeing the bold heroism of ordinary people.
Different movies can be great for different reasons. What makes "For Greater Glory" great is its capacity to educate and inspire.
Our youth especially, who are the future of the Church, should know their faith's history and understand how important these freedoms are.
John Hanlon lauds the movie on the radio.
What can people today learn from the Cristeros fight for freedom of faith?
Supporting For Greater Glory? Rallying against the Obama regulation requiring employers to provide contraception coverage? Guess what? The two go hand in hand.