2/21/2018 0 Comments
Viva Cristo Rey!
Ordered by the government to operate his parish church as an arm of the Mexican government, separate from the Vatican, Father Miguel de la Mora de la Mora refused and went underground in order to minister to his parishioners. For a while he went undetected, until one day.
"You're the priest!" hollered a man who recognized the priest.
"Yes, I am," admitted Father Miguel de la Mora de la Mora, dressed in peasants clothing, during the Cristero War, when Catcholicism and Catholics were outlawed.
Arrested, the priest was presented to General José Ignacio Flores, who ordered the execution of the Catholic clergyman.
As he walked to his death, by the stables, he pulled his rosary from his pocket and began praying. Ordered on top of a pile of manure, the priest continued to pray as his body received a spray of bullets, and he collapsed upon the manure, at twelve o'clock on August 7, 1927.
VIVA CRISTO REY!
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THERESA MARIE MOREAU is an award-winning reporter who covers Catholicism and Communism.