"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mexican Boy Murdered for His Catholic Beliefs to Become a Saint

Praise the Lord! Another soon-to-be Saint! VIVA CRISTO REY! -CD2000

Source: TeleSUR
Published 15 March 2016
By sh-OA-mk

Jose Sanchez del Rio will be canonized in October this year. | Photo: Cortesía Aciprensa
Jose Sanchez del Rio was tortured and killed by the Mexican government forces for his catholic beliefs.

Pope Francis ruled on Tuesday that Jose Sanchez del Rio, the Mexican boy who was tortured and killed aged 14 in 1928, will be canonized on Oct. 16, this year.

The boy was captured by government forces after he enlisted in the ranks of the Cristeros, who were devout Catholics and struggled against the secularist, anti-Catholic, and anticlerical policies of Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles during the 1924-1928 religious persecution.

According to the fable, Sanchez had the souls of his feet cut off and was forced to walk barefoot to his grave before he was killed. Moments before he was murdered he supposedly shouted “Viva Cristo Rey!” or “Long live Christ the King!”

His character was one of the main protagonists in the 2013 film “For Greater Glory.”

Sanchez was declared a martyr in June 2004 by Pope John Paul II and was beatified (blessed) by Pope Benedict XVI in late 2005 in Mexico.

Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to him in January this year which paved the way for his sainthood.

The pope also announced that Mother Teresa and Argentine priest Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, frequently referred to as the “gaucho priest,” will also become saints in September and October in 2016.

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