Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2

NOTE TO READERS: Just as I had finished the first draft of my seventeenth East Meets West article, unfortunately I had to delay it once again to next week; the reason being that this particular Friday commemorates Our Lady of Fatima, who exactly 105 years ago appeared to three Portuguese children and encouraged them to pray … Continue reading Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2

St. Pius V Corner: Clout Cosplaying

Vainglory is the inordinate effort to manifest one's own excellence, real or fictitious. It is called vain, because it is concerned either with things of small moment, such as personal beauty, or with praise that is not due or is unduly sought. While venial in and of itself, it may become mortal if the praise … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Clout Cosplaying

St. Pius V Corner: Kissing KissAnime Goodbye, Again

One must try to form a practically certain conscience, since it is never lawful to act with a practical doubt about the lawfulness of an action. A direct solution to doubts of conscience in matters of frequent occurrence and lesser importance can usually be obtained by reflection, by investigation and by asking counsel. Such a … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Kissing KissAnime Goodbye, Again

Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #7: Yamato Ishida

Having reached the final chapter of St. Alphonsus Liguori's Uniformity With God's Will with this post, I will be closing off this series and recommence the St. Pius V Corner column that was temporarily halted last July. While in previous chapters the author discussed the basics of perfect uniformity of the soul to what God … Continue reading Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #7: Yamato Ishida

Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #6: Ryota Hiiraga/Joseph Bartrich

I apologize if this week's edition of Uniformity With God's Will In Anime seems like a repeat in theme of the second one, especially considering the characters' circumstances. Tied to this are the main points of Chapter 2 of St. Alphonsus' eponymous book and the second half of the fifth chapter are basically a repeat … Continue reading Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #6: Ryota Hiiraga/Joseph Bartrich

Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #5: Saitama

The fifth chapter of St. Alphonsus' Uniformity With God's Will is more or less an expanded version of the second chapter, which describes the book's central idea: that the various circumstances of our life make up God's plan for us, and that we must be ready to accept whatever comes from Him. While the previous … Continue reading Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #5: Saitama

Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #4: Yuuta Togashi

I would like to wish all my readers a blessed All Saints' Day today - wherein we commemorate all the holy men and women who, having lived exemplary lives on Earth, have passed into eternity to live among the others justified in Christ, as part of His Mystical Body (present as the Catholic Church). May … Continue reading Uniformity With God’s Will In Anime #4: Yuuta Togashi