2/1/2018 0 Comments
Viva Cristo Rey!
"We live for God, and for Him we die," declared Father Agustín Caloca Cortés, his last words before executed by the firing squad, on May 25, 1927, in Colotlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
The 29-year-old priest was arrested by the anti-Catholic government, after he had warned seminarians to flee and hide from the approaching federal soldiers.
Although offered his freedom, he refused unless freedom would also be granted to his fellow prisoner, Father Magallanes Jara, which was denied.
VIVA CRISTO REY!
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.