Movie, For Greater Glory, released on DVD today.

“Tell Christ the King I shall be with him soon,” young José Sánchez del Río, reportedly told a fellow martyr of the Cristero War in Mexico, before he was murdered. His holy story is among those told in the movie, For Greater Glory, released on DVD today.

The movie is about the Cristero War and has been held up as an important story about religious liberty and the lengths some have had to go to defend their God-given right to live their religious faith.

“We tend to forget the human suffering because our modern culture cannot make sense” of it, Bishop Plácido Rodriguez, of the Catholic diocese of Lubbock, Texas, tells me. He calls the movie “timely, effective and powerful.” The story of the war is family history for Bishop Rodriguez, with family members who played roles in the struggle.

“I have been encouraging Catholics, Hispanics, believers, and anyone who values religious freedom to see the movie and to become interested in investigating the history”, he tells me.

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The best sermon you’ve ever heard. The best class you’ve ever taken …

Father Robert Barron’s “Catholicism”

You don’t have to be Catholic, want to be Catholic, or even like Catholics to go on this journey. It’s not a homily. Barron doesn’t preach at you. The series is not just challenging to others, it also challenges itself: Barron’s producer occasionally questions him on camera.

And yet, it’s also the best sermon you’ve ever heard; the best class you’ve ever taken. Or the homily you’ve never heard and the classroom you never had available to you.

The 10-part series, partially to be aired on 80 PBS stations, the EWTN network and available in a 10-DVD set, is a trip to the Holy Land, Chartres, the Sistine Chapel, Calcutta, and Uganda.

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Traditional Latin Mass DVD now available

“The Latin Mass DVD is nice for people who don’t have that Mass in their area or are curious about it,” said Diehl. “My friends were surprised by how different it was, how calming, how reverent, how different from a modern Catholic Mass. My parents have been traditional Catholics since I was a toddler. They made sure their children had an understanding. I don’t think you can love your faith if you don’t understand it. I love them for it.”

Rita and Chris McEvoy think there’s a market for the DVD. They’d like their children and grandchildren to know about the traditional rite they grew up with in Detroit. Both attended Latin Mass when she was a student at Visitation Elementary and High School and he attended church at St. Dominic, St. Agnes and St. Francis de Sales. Today both are parishioners at St. John Neumann in Canton where an English Mass is offered.

“It was very well done and it’s great for the kids to know what you’re talking about,” said Chris McEvoy of Canton.

“It’s great if you can’t go to church,” added his wife, Rita.

The Latin Mass DVD is available at www.stjosephsmedia.net or amazon.com. The cost is $20 plus shipping and includes the Mass missal. Or send a check for $23 to St. Joseph’s Media, P.O. Box 186, Wayne, MI 48184.

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Pro-Life Groups Release DVD for March for Life Bus Trip

Students for Life of America and 40 Days for Life have announced the first-ever DVD prepared specifically for those pro-life advocates traveling by bus to the annual March for Life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates.

The 2011 Pro-Life Road Trip DVD will be sent free to any bus captain or group travel coordinator to help motivate and train pro-life advocates while on their way to and from the events in Washington, D.C. during the annual March for Life weekend.

Kristan Hawkins, the director of Students for Life, told LifeNews.com about the new media presentation.

“The new DVDs have been put together for traveling pro-life students and adults to help educate thousands of pro-life Americans and give them the confidence they need to go back home and be pro-life heroes in their communities,” she said.

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Sorry Lucinda … you’re no Galileo.


An artist who had planned to create a sculpture from DVDs send out by Minnesota’s Catholic bishops said she was suspended from her position as the Basilica of St. Mary’s artist in residence. Lucinda Nayor’s project will take anti-gay marriage DVDs sent out to Catholics in advance of the November election and create a message of “creativity and hope.” While Naylor faces a setback at the basilica, she got a boost on Monday when other groups including one called Return The DVD, joined up with her project.

Naylor doesn’t want to dwell on the suspension from a position she’s held at the downtown Minneapolis basilica for 15 years, but says attention to it could help with her project. “It will draw more attention to the DVD to art project,” she told the Minnesota Independent on Sunday.

“Disappointed as I am by my suspension, I do not want to overly focus on it,” she wrote on her blog. “My primary focus remains on making a great piece of art.”

She said she was “startled and humbled to find that I join the ranks of people before me who been silenced or ousted one by one for disagreeing with the church.”

She added, “Maybe in 500 years, I, like Galileo, will get my suspension lifted.”

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Documentary exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro Life perspective.

“BloodMoney” is a documentary film that exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry from the Pro Life perspective.

This film will examine the history of abortion in America, from the inception of Planned Parenthood and the profitability of abortion clinics, to Roe v. Wade, to the denial of when life begins, to the fight to save the lives of innocent babies, and the devastating effects it has had on the women that have had them.

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New video on Pope John Paul II by Newt and Callista Gingrich


Gingrich said Wednesday that his film, “Nine Days that Changed the World,” is needed to remind young Poles, secular historians and people worldwide of John Paul’s anti-totalitarian convictions.

The film tracks a visit John Paul made to Poland in 1979 and the electrifying effect it had on Poland’s anti-communist opposition.

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