Christopher Lushis

Christopher Lushis

Freelance Writer

Christopher Lushis is a freelance writer and photographer from Bethlehem, Pa. He is a graduate of both Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame, where he studied psychology and theology. He primarily covers news and events in the South Bend/Notre Dame area of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in Indiana.

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‘Fundamental beauty of life’ portrayed by young artists

St. Joseph County Right to Life, one of Northern Indiana’s foremost promotors of human dignity and defenders of the vulnerable, strives to educate individuals across the lifespan about the importance […]

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Violi brothers, St. Monica Parish; a legacy intertwined

For nearly a century, St. Monica Parish in Mishawaka has been a fixture on the north side of the St. Joseph River and served as a proud home for numerous […]

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Students baptized by Bishop Rhoades on feast day of St. Joseph

Click here for more photos from the day by Derby Photography. “Look to St. Joseph!” This was the heart of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ message during a pastoral visit to […]

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Mercy of Christ and love of Mary draws crowd to St. Pius X

“What time is it? Now is the time of Mercy!” This was the enthusiastic message of Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, during his weekend retreat at St. Pius X Parish on […]

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Mercy and Mary Retreat offers transformative faith opportunity

Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. These memorable words from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans remain equally true in the present day and life of the Church. […]

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Crucifix brings its holy history to men’s conference

The Rekindle the Fire Diocesan Men’s Conference annually encourages participants to live out their Catholic faith with passion and authenticity. This one-day retreat, which also calls men to a deeper […]

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Plan for St. Andrew Church preservation achieved

St. Andrew Church, a historical fixture on Fort Wayne’s east side for over 100 years, has not functioned as a parish church since 2003 and currently stands in need of […]

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Moments of witness, outreach at March for Life

While many travelers to the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., returned home sooner than initially expected due to impending snowfall, numerous pilgrims from the local diocesan and college […]

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Joy, love consummated in profession of perpetual vows

On the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the universal Church celebrated the miracle of Mary’s powerful intercession and triumph over evil effected through her obedient participation in the will […]

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Solemn high Mass commemorates faithful departed with tradition, mystery

From the early days of Christianity, following the example of Jewish custom, the Church has sought to offer prayers and supplications for its deceased members. As the development of liturgy […]

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Day of Prayer and Penance unites diocese with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Throughout the Old Testament, the chosen people of God repeatedly turned away from His love and fell into sin. In order to return to right relationship with the Lord and […]

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Father Leonard Banas, CSC, laid to rest

Holy Cross priest Father Leonard N. Banas, the oldest priest still active in ministry at the University of Notre Dame, passed away Aug. 22 at the age of 91. Fondly […]