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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Student-led ministry blessed at Indiana Tech

When Peter sees Jesus transfigured upon Mount Tabor, he exclaims, “Lord, it is good that we are here!” After witnessing this moment of glory, the apostles then begin their journey […]

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Catholic medical personnel fortify themselves with Jesus’ exhortation: ‘Be not afraid’

Throughout the last few months, much of the world has felt captive and isolated amidst an uncertain and unpredictable future. This tumultuous time has deeply impacted the lives of medical […]

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Kingdom Builders launches in South Bend, La Porte

After Jesus gives His disciples the Beatitudes, the new instructions for ordering their lives and finding authentic peace and joy, He tells them, “seek first the Kingdom and His righteousness, […]

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Growth blesses parish committed to joy, RCIA and modern methods of communication

Father Jacob Meyer, pastor of St. Monica Parish in Mishawaka, has often described himself as a romantic. His great joy in witnessing young couples wedded in holy matrimony before the […]

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High schools, elementaries collaborate to feed students

While most schools in the U.S. have closed their doors for the remainder of the academic year and transitioned to online learning, some also have looked for a way to […]

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‘God knew I needed this little extra time’

While the customary joy of entrance into full communion with the Church has been postponed for the present time, some candidates have been able to receive this additional period of […]

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Diocese celebrates with joy ordination of Fathers Arroyo, St. Louis, Niezer

Click here for more photos from Nate Proulx Click here for more photos from Joshua Schipper “God is blessing our diocese today in giving us these three deacons, Spenser, José […]

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Two lay down lives to imitate Christ in Sacred Order of the Diaconate

Click here for more photos by John Martin and Nate Proulx “Our diocese rejoices today that these two young men, Daniel and Stephen, are being ordained as deacons of the […]

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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 […]