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WEEK OF WITNESS: “Are you a Knight?” was once a question that could get you shot in Mexico

Photo: Mexican freedom fighters who rose up against the anti-Catholic laws. Depicted here is the San Gaspar regiment, led by Cristero officer Manuel Ramírez de Oliva.
On an ordinary January day in 1927, as Yocundo Durán walked home in Chihuahua, Mexico, he crossed paths with Federal Gen. Miguel Valle, who was walking out of a local tavern. The general recognized Durán and had one of his soldiers detain him and ask, “Are you a Knight of Columbus?” Durán confirmed that he […]

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