Angela's Ashes Essay | The Roman Catholic Church as Depicted in Angela's Ashes

Frank McCourt
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The Roman Catholic Church as Depicted in Angela's Ashes

Summary: Discusses the autobiographical story, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. Explores how the Roman Catholic Church is depicted in the story. Describes it as an uncaring institution.
In the mid-1900s the Roman Catholic Church was a corrupt institution. Although not directly preached, the notion that everyone was damned to hell was a common thought. Finding kindness within the Church was not an easy task. Love and kindness was more often found within the hearts of the people of Ireland. However, through the darkness some light could be found within true disciples of Jesus Christ.

The McCourt clan raises their children to become upstanding gentlemen of Christ. However, the Church turns a blind eye to the McCourt's needs. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society does not give enough food for them to survive. Frank is forced to go to the Arch Confraternity of the Redemption Church to receive this minute aid. The Confraternity is an evil institution rather than a holy one. Father Gorey threatens to shame the...

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