In La Cristiada, historian Dr. Jean Meyer weaves informative text with hundreds of photographs and illustrations to provide a unique perspective of this terrible period in Mexico’s history.
After the Mexican Revolution of 1916, the newly drafted Mexican Constitution greatly restricted the function of the Church. It halted Church control of schools, banned monastic orders, and eliminated religious processions and outdoor masses. By 1926, the government had pushed these laws to the limit and created a rebellion. While the KKK pressed the Mexican Government to crush the rebels, the Knights of Columbus sought to end the struggle by peaceful means. In 1929, the American ambassador to Mexico finally helped arrange a nonviolent end to a conflict that had taken the lives of over 90,000 people.
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For a decade (1910-1920), revolutionaries, led by Francisco Madero, sought to overthrow the harsh dictatorship of Porfirio D%C3%ADaz, in order to mitigate the growing political and religious persecutiMar 11 2013 | Read Full Review of La Cristiada
Despite the influence of the Catholic Church in Mexico, the country was nonetheless home to a period of violent anti-Catholic persecution and the related Cristero War, about which relatively little has been written. Meyer (founder, Inst. of Mexican Studies, Univ. of Perpignan, France; La Cruzada ...May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of La Cristiada