Tag: St. Pius X

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 #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 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: A Light Of Faith Against Modernism

St. Pius V Corner: A Light Of Faith Against Modernism

The Catholic Church produces holy members in its saints and martyrs. In every age and country the Church is the Mother of saints, martyrs, confessors, and holy men and women who live in Christ. We do not, however, maintain that all Catholics are holy. Unfortunately, some do not live up to the teachings of the Church; that will … Continue reading St. Pius V Corner: A Light Of Faith Against Modernism