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The Anti-Modernist Academia #5: A Shiny Chariot With Dull Theories

The Anti-Modernist Academia #5: A Shiny Chariot With Dull Theories

In the last Anti-Modernist Academia post, discussing the place of tradition in Little Witch Academia as akin to that of Tradition in Roman Catholic theology, one of my commenters remarked that for religion, its notion of tradition constantly changes, and therefore can never stay static. While I see the point they are trying to make, … Continue reading The Anti-Modernist Academia #5: A Shiny Chariot With Dull Theories

The Anti-Modernist Academia #4: To Serve And Protect Tradition

The Anti-Modernist Academia #4: To Serve And Protect Tradition

The last three Anti-Modernist Academia articles explored the components of Little Witch Academia from the perspective of characters who previously displayed beliefs consistent with Modernist tendencies, as expounded in the 1907 encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis of Pope St. Pius X. In the first, Professor Croix Meridies and her latent scientism were symptoms of rationalism, which … Continue reading The Anti-Modernist Academia #4: To Serve And Protect Tradition

The Anti-Modernist Academia #3: Denying Supernatural Facts Is The Root Of All Modernism

The Anti-Modernist Academia #3: Denying Supernatural Facts Is The Root Of All Modernism

The world we live in was, morally speaking, far different from that of 70 years ago. The existence of God, as discerned by the study of the material world, His Providence, and the sacredness of His rules were the guiding force which led society's lifestyle, law, and behaviour with little opposition. Places like Quebec, Ireland, … Continue reading The Anti-Modernist Academia #3: Denying Supernatural Facts Is The Root Of All Modernism

The Anti-Modernist Academia #2: A Vitally Immanent Heart Is Not Akko’s Magic

The Anti-Modernist Academia #2: A Vitally Immanent Heart Is Not Akko’s Magic

In our time, nothing has been assailed against as much as "truth". Once a word used to describe that which is indisputably fact across all places, times, and persons, and which can be verifiably demonstrated, or conjectured upon to provide a solid basis for its claim, nowadays, the word has now been reduced to nothing … Continue reading The Anti-Modernist Academia #2: A Vitally Immanent Heart Is Not Akko’s Magic

The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Four-Year Anniversary Special

The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Four-Year Anniversary Special

This past September 10, the feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentino, a Catholic priest who was most devoted as I aspire to be to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, also marked the fourth year since I started this very anime blog of mine, where I would review anime, and discuss certain reflections of it from … Continue reading The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Four-Year Anniversary Special

The Anti-Modernist Academia #1: Professor Croix, The Rationalist

The Anti-Modernist Academia #1: Professor Croix, The Rationalist

I have made it no secret about my admiration for Studio Trigger's 2017 fantasy series, Little Witch Academia. On the storytelling end, it's an endearing, fun show about Akko's journey to becoming a witch accompanied by many fancy moments - be it her time in Sucy's schizophrenic mental world, the rivalry with prodigy classmate Diana … Continue reading The Anti-Modernist Academia #1: Professor Croix, The Rationalist

St. Pius V Corner: Saving Souls, One Deed At A Time

St. Pius V Corner: Saving Souls, One Deed At A Time

The Dogma of Purgatory is too much forgotten by the majority of the faithful; the Church Suffering, where they have so many brethren to succour, whither they foresee that they themselves must one day go, seems a strange land to them. This truly deplorable forgetfulness was a great sorrow to Saint Francis de Sales. “Alas!” … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: Saving Souls, One Deed At A Time