The cast includes Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole (in a cameo role as a murdered priest, the octogenarian is splendid), Ruben Blades and Mexican star Eduardo...
One of the auxiliary bishops for the U.S. Military Archdiocese was the son of a Cristeros, who witnessed a what the Mexican Government did. My base was within his area of responsibility, and we both went numerous time on the Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes. That was where he told a group of us about his background and how he came to be a priest. At the time, I thought this was all "history" and could never happen again. But it isn't history, and not only can it happen again; it is happening again.
When I first heard "For Greater Glory" (originally titled "Cristiada," which I prefer) was being shot, I was stunned -- and skeptical. It never could be produced by Hollywood. In fact, it wouldn't be a theatrical release, maybe a short documentary, certainly with a small budget. On the former, I was correct; it was made in Mexico. On the latter, I was wrong; it's a full-fledged major motion picture with grade-A talent. And it's wonderful.
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