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  • New Translation Tells 'Forgotten History' of Cristero Uprising

    07/21/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/21/13 | Kevin J. Jones
    The story of the persecution of Mexican Catholics in the 1920s is being told anew, in an English translation of a book by a scholar of Mexican culture and history. “This was a period of enormous suffering and loss of life, as the government of Mexico in the 1920s sought to all but extinguish the faith that was fervently practiced and loved by the people,” Joseph Cullen, senior communications specialist with the Knights of Columbus, told CNA July 19. “Mexican President Plutarco Calles’ violent crackdown killed many, and many more fled north.” The English-language edition of Jean Meyer’s book “La...