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Clark speaks to the seminarians of Conception Seminary College about serving those in need, the lure of poverty, the modern Catholic Church, and more. We cut up his talk and are releasing it as this episode of The Simpleton Podcast!
Also in this episode:
• Hunger is not a problem--here's what is
• The REAL reasons for homelessness
• Signs of a strong parish
• The goal of our Catholic faith
• A Simple House's model of ministry
0:54 Why Clark was asked to speak
1:18 What Clark learned from ASH in its early days
2:28 Why poverty is enticing
7:42 Poverty will always be around us
8:32 The root of the problem (and the solution)
9:55 The goal of our faith
11:18 The "problem" with charities
12:13 How to approach those in need & ASH's model
13:05 Hunger is not a problem
13:34 How poverty and homelessness has changed
14:02 The real reasons for homelessness
15:35 How to love those in need
17:14 Topic #2: The ecosystem of the Catholic Church
19:33 The sign of a strong parish
20:22 The blind spot of the modern Church: RCIA
21:57 What killed Jesus
22:20 Topic #3: Why is the modern Church declining?
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