Junketsu no Maria (Maria the Virgin Witch) has a lot going for it—cute character designs, a likable core cast, a childish sense of sex humor sometimes induces somewhat embarrassing laughs—but it's also a show set against the backdrop of one of Europe's most turbulent historical times. In this time, the Catholic Church was a major political and religious force in Europe.
How does Junketsu no Maria portray the Catholic Church and what are the implications of its use of this particular historical setting? Are the portrayals accurate? If not, what does that mean for the show? As a practicing Catholic, iblessall of Mage in a Barrel offers his perspective.