Judge Elaine Marshall (Then & Now: Stories of Notre Dame Women)

As we celebrate 50 years of coeducation at Notre Dame, the series Then & Now: Stories of Notre Dame Women looks at some of the women in the Notre Dame Family who’ve demonstrated bravery, perseverance, and commitment throughout Notre Dame’s existence—and who continue to inspire Notre Dame women today.

Deacon candidates prepare for ordination

Davy Tolentino, a class of 2022 deacon candidate, rehearses how to conduct the Rite of Marriage during a practicum on Nov. 13, 2021 at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Fort Worth. (NTC/Juan Guajardo)

Ten deacon candidates will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller. The Mass will be livestreamed on FWDioc.org.

These animated movies teach viewers about transformative love, mercy, and more

The "Ponyo" theatrical release poster.

Over the past 35 years, Studio Ghibli has garnered critical acclaim across the world for crafting several artistically animated and thoughtfully scripted films. Throughout the Japanese studio’s 20 (and counting) movies, inspiring and selfless Christian themes are found in the fantastical world and its complex characters.

Finding Christ in the Confessional

We’ve all done things that have hurt others or made us regretful. Fortunately, the Church offers the healing benefits of sacramental confession, which can bring great peace and blessings. Confession is a powerful and necessary sacrament for us as we walk together toward holiness.