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Lisa Kochanowski

Freelance Writer

Lisa Kochanowski has been contributing to professional newspapers for over 20 years, including news articles, feature pieces and photography. She is a proud Catholic wife and the mother of two teenage sons. Storytelling is her passion.

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Marian grads start out ahead with dual credit courses 

At Marian High School in Mishawaka, students aren’t just prepared for college. Through a partnership with Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, Marian offers a variety of classes that […]

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Bishop Rhoades blesses new and updated spaces at St. Pius X

GRANGER — “It’s really unbelievable how much you’ve done at St. Pius X Parish. It seems every year I’m coming to bless something. Monsignor told me before Mass, ‘Bishop that’s […]

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White Mass celebrated on feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian

More than 50 members of the medical community gathered Sept. 26 at St. Pius X Church, Granger, to celebrate a White Mass, which honors those who work in the health […]

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Red Masses planned in Fort Wayne, South Bend

A Red Mass is a celebration for lawyers, judges and civil government officials. It is a renewal of a tradition in which God’s blessing is asked on all those who […]

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Taking the faith from high school to college

Andy is 18 and a high school graduate. He spent his entire adolescence in a private Catholic school, including preschool, and is now off to a public college setting. How […]

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Bishop Rhoades makes pastoral visit to St. Joseph High School

Click here for more photos from the pastoral visit. “This high school is blessed to have as its patron saint the patron saint of the Catholic Church, the man to […]

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Saint Joseph High School claims first state title in baseball

History was made at Saint Joseph High School on Saturday, June 17, with the achievement of a state title by the Saint Joseph baseball team. Saint Joseph is the first […]

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St. Casimir school alumni, Hispanic faithful cultivate successful ministries

By Lisa Kochanowski St. Casimir Parish is a ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross and was, like St. Stanislaus, originally an offshoot of St. Hedwig Catholic Church, which was […]

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IMD: St. Stanislaus and St. Casimir

St. Casimir St. Stanislaus experiences renewed life as personal parish By Lisa Kochanowski The parish of St. Stanislaus has a rich Polish heritage dating back to the 19th century. The […]

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Saint Joseph High School plans big for spring sports season

By Lisa Kochanowski SOUTH BEND — The sun is shining, birds are singing, and the spring sports season has arrived for the Saint Joseph High School Indians. Boys’ golf “We […]

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Flag football game offers life-changing impact at St. Augustine Parish

By Lisa Kochanowski SOUTH BEND — It started as a small Nerf ball tradition pulled from Deacon Mel Tardy’s trunk after youth ministry classes and has become a life-changing tradition […]

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Catholic Charities Christmas programs support seniors and families in need

By Lisa Kochanowski SOUTH BEND — “An 11-year-old girl with a birthday just before Christmas had never celebrated with a party or gifts due to her family’s financial situation. Thanks […]