Long Live Christ the King

Long Live Christ the King

“Long Live Christ The King!” was the slogan of the heroic but little known rebellion by Mexican Catholics against the Masonic, leftist Mexican government in the 1920s.

The Cristero Rebellion (1926–29), also known as La Cristiada, was set off by enactment under President Plutarco Elías Calles of a statute to enforce the anti-clerical articles of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 (also known as the Calles Law). Calles sought to shash the power of the Catholic Church and organizations affiliated with it as an institution, and also suppress popular religious celebration in local communities.

The massive, popular rural uprising was tacitly supported by the Church hierarchy and was aided by urban Catholic support. US Ambassador Dwight W. Morrow brokered negotiations between the Calles government and the Church. The government made some concessions, the Church withdrew its support for the Cristero fighters and the conflict ended in 1929.

Hence this incredible story of faith and heroic resistance to tyranny is still just within living memory. And more recently it was made into a Must-See film. Here’s the trailer: