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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez - Credo, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Credo, Chapter 2 Summary

Richard notices that the Catholic Church respects his parents as people. Embracing the religion encourages his parents to think on the meaning of their lives. Richard's school days were divided by prayer time. Richard and his classmates were required to pray five times a day. The church considered that Richard could understand reason by the age of seven. According to the church, Richard now knew right from wrong. All of Richard's classes were governed by and in accordance with the Catholic church. For special services, the class would stop in mid-lesson to walk down to the Catholic church and participate in religious services. Richard was not allowed to celebrate the various holidays of Halloween, Christmas and Easter, like other children his age. Weekly mass brought Richard's family together, even as they began to struggle at home between the separation language and education was creating.

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