The recent visits by Pope Benedict XVI to Mexico and Cuba were opportunities for him to speak to the hearts of people in both countries and by communication technology to people across the globe. He underscored the consummate importance of our communion with God. In Jesus Christ we have our freedom; in Jesus Christ we have our truth.
Watching the Holy Father celebrate Mass in León, Mexico, inevitably stirred up searing memories for people in Mexico and elsewhere. From 1926 to 1929, some 90,000 Catholics were killed in that area, as they rebelled against the secular and anti-Church government of the time. Those martyrs were called Cristeros, and their call was, often as they were being...READ MORE