Kevin Brennan '07 | Mar. 14, 2014 | ND Today
David Certo ’93 had thought about becoming a priest since kindergarten. At the end of his senior year at Notre Dame, he packed up his belongings in Alumni Hall and headed for Mundelein Seminary in Chicago to begin his training for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
More than 20 years later, Certo now spends most of his time offering assistance and guidance to some of the most downtrodden and vulnerable members of the Indianapolis community. He feeds the hungry, finds shelter for the homeless, and arranges medical care for the ill.
But Certo isn’t a priest. As presiding judge of the Marion County Superior Court, he doles out his unique brand of ministry from inside a courtroom that is turning heads in Indianapolis for its innovative and compassionate approach to criminal justice.
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