Father Mateo Correa Magallanes Shot to Death For Not Breaking Seal of Confession in 1927 During Cristero War


The Mexican Revolution began with the creation of a Mexican constitution in 1917.  The Freemasonic government sought to establish power and dominion in the country and limit the power of the Catholic Church, which threatened this.

This government removed many privileges of the Catholic Church. No longer could it be recognized politically.

No longer could it hold land.

When Catholic resentment came to a boiling point, the Cristero Rebellion began                   From Zachary John Mintzer  Senior Seminar  Western Oregon University 2010


Many poor Catholic families suffered deeply with the loss of sons and fathers.




Mexico was ripening for the Masonic harvest when Plutarco Calles came to power 1927                                     G_016_Calles



Father Mateo Correa Magallanes, of Tepechitlan, Mexico, had just administered First Holy Communion to a youth who years later was to become a martyr.Blessed Miguel Pro.

As it happened, Father Correa himself was to die for the faith in the same year.


Father Correa was arrested by soldiers as he was bring Holy Viaticum to an invalid.   He immediately consumed the Host he was carrying to save it from desecration.

After spending several days in jail, Father Correa was asked by a military officer, General Eulogio Ortiz, to hear the confessions of some imprisoned members of an insurgency movement, the Cristeros.

The devoted priest did not decline this opportunity to administer the sacrament to those who faced either hanging or shooting ny a firing squad.

After hearing the confessions, Father was brought back to his place of detention.

General Ortiz demanded of Father Correa, under pain of death, that he reveal the contents of the confessions of the condemned men.

“But don’t you know, General that a priest must guard the secret of confession?

I am ready to die”

He was shot to death on February 6, 1927.

Born 1860                                                                                                                                                  Died  1927                                                                                                                                                Canonized Saint by Pope John Paul II May 21, 2000


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download 3    Saint Mateo Correa Magallanes, Pray For Us !   Pray for Us that we may endure with the fortitude which you exemplified for us.  We suffer daily within wickedness as you did.  Thank you for your heroic martyrdom!

Viva Cristo Rey!