09.02.18: Will they know we're Christians?
Homily from the 5:30 p.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses at St. Paul Catholic Church in Valparaiso, Ind. In 1966, Fr. Peter Scholtes was a young associate pastor at St. Brendan’s Parish on the South Side of Chicago. At the time, the Church was undergoing a huge shift – and so was the neighborhood. The community in which the pastor knew every family, suddenly wasn’t, and people of diverse races and creeds were now calling the area home. Gangs began forming. In an effort to bring y