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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Trust in God’s mercy, Mary’s intercession key themes at Fatima celebration

Click here for more photos from the event “Amid the chaos of the sea, the storms of life, the Lord says to us as He said to the disciples: Take […]

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Students follow in the footsteps of saints and scholars at Holy Cross College

“Pray with saints, learn with scholars, heal the world!” Over the course of two weeks in July, 115 high school students from throughout the country met at Holy Cross College […]

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ACE commencement ceremony highlights diocesan achievements

  On July 15, students of the 22nd Alliance for Catholic Education class were awarded master’s degrees and recounted the importance of faith-filled, relational learning and its potential to transform […]

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Celebrating Mary’s role in our salvation

August Marian feasts honor the Holy Mother August is the month traditionally dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. To increase devotion and reliance on Our Lady, the church provides […]

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Eleven instituted to ministry of acolyte

“Make your life worthy of your service at the table of the Lord and of his church.” It was with these words that Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades formally instituted each […]

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Butler family generations formed by service to Catholic Cemetery

People who come to the diocesan Catholic cemetery in Fort Wayne are often filled with a sense of peace, tranquility and the hope of eternal life. For Steve Butler, these sentiments will be forever united with […]

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Bishop Rhoades challenges Holy Cross College graduates to live the Gospel

By Chris Lushis  NOTRE DAME — Holy Cross College celebrated their 48th Commencement Exercises, welcoming Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades as honorary keynote speaker on Saturday, May 9. Addressing the graduating class […]

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Ave Maria Press celebrates 150 years of spreading the Gospel

By Chris Lushis NOTRE DAME — Since its founding in 1865, Ave Maria Press has provided spiritual nourishment and education for the Catholic faithful through its publication of countless books, […]

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St. Pius X Parish breaks new ground

By Chris Lushis For more photos visit the gallery. GRANGER — Hundreds of parishioners and friends of St. Pius X Parish, Granger, gathered on April 19 to witness the blessing […]

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Beauty of art and sacraments as response to culture of pornography

By Chris Lushis NOTRE DAME — “May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know the hope that belongs to His call.” These words from St. Paul’s letter […]

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Notre Dame and Holy Cross educators bring knowledge and hope to Westville prisoners

By Christopher Lushis NOTRE DAME — One of the key themes throughout Pope Francis’ pontificate has been a consistent call to reach to the margins of society and demonstrate merciful […]

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Jason Evert encourages college students to live courageously, choose purity

By Chris Lushis NOTRE DAME — Jason Evert, an internationally known chastity speaker and author, was welcomed to campus Feb. 12 by more than 300 Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and […]