Anti-Catholicism in Mexico: Cristero War, Constitution of Mexico, Plutarco Elías Calles, Persecution of Christians in Mexico, Miguel Pro, Saints of Th

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General Books, 2013 - 26 pagine
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Cristero War, Constitution of Mexico, Plutarco Elias Calles, Persecution of Christians in Mexico, Miguel Pro, Saints of the Cristero War, Rius, Tomas Garrido Canabal, Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, Terrible Triangle, Jose Maria Robles Hurtado, Toribio Romo Gonzalez, National League for the Defense of Religious Liberty, Cristobal Magallanes Jara, Red Shirts, Calles Law. Excerpt: The Cristero War (also known as the Cristiada) of 1926 to 1929 was an uprising and counter-revolution against the Mexican government of the time, set off by religious persecution of Christians, especially Catholics, and specifically the strict enforcement of the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 and the expansion of further anti-clerical laws. Regarding this period, recent practicing Catholic President Vicente Fox stated, "After 1917, Mexico was led by anti-Catholic Freemasons who tried to evoke the anticlerical spirit of popular indigenous President Benito Juarez of the 1880s. But the military dictators of the 1920s were a lot more savage than Juarez." After a period of peaceful resistance, a number of skirmishes took place in 1926. The formal rebellions began on January 2, 1927 with the rebels calling themselves Cristeros because they felt they were fighting for Christ himself. Just as the Cristeros began to hold their own against the federal forces, the rebellion was ended by diplomatic means, brokered by the US Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow. The Political Constitution of the United Mexican States was redacted by the Constitutional Congress convoked by Venustiano Carranza in September 1916, and it was approved on February 5, 1917. The new constitution was based in the previous one instituted by Benito Juarez in 1857. Three of its 136 articles, number 3, 27, and 130, contains heavily anticlerical sections....

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