Jill Boughton

Jill Boughton

Freelance Writer

Jill Boughton holds a doctorate in philosophy from Yale, but writing has always been a central part of her life: even while raising six children and eight foster children. Her books include “You and Your Aging Parent: The Practical Side of Love” (with Julie Walters) and “God's Icebreaker: The Life and Adventures of Father Ted Hesburgh of Notre Dame.” She has also written a children's Liturgy of the Word curriculum, together with her husband, John, and ghost-written several other books. She is also a parish catechist.

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Parish engages all ages in pro-life advocacy

When the word “stewardship,” is uttered, sometimes hands go immediately to checkbooks. When someone says “Respect Life,” images come to mind of holding signs in front of an abortion clinic. […]

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Brothers of Holy Cross 200th anniversary

Jennifer Miller contributed to this article Two hundred years ago, the first seeds were sown for what later became the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC, for the initials of its […]

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From the workshop at Nazareth to the new Jerusalem

Especially after 9/11, Daniel Baker wanted to be of service and make a difference in the world. Influenced by the movie “Tears of the Sun,” he enlisted in the U.S. […]

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What the world needs now: holy heroes

At age 16, Nicholas Becker has already achieved a great deal. He serves as an acolyte at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, spots when his brother Crispin lifts weights, […]

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New location allows Christ Child Society of South Bend to clothe more children

Since the local chapter of the Christ Child Society was founded by Rosaleen Crowley in 1947, it has clothed over a quarter of a million children. Current members are confident […]

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From Kolkata to Charleston by way of Indiana

FIFTY YEARS A PRIEST Perhaps it’s not too surprising that a boy for whom St. Teresa of Kolkata babysat wound up being ordained a priest 50 years ago, at age […]

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Father Paul McCarthy: ‘Like a breath of fresh air’

“God has a plan for everyone’s life,” explained Father Paul McCarthy, who will retire in June as pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in New Carlisle. “When I felt His […]

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Learning to better defend life

More than 80 people spent five hours Feb. 8 learning how to be more convincing defenders of life. Attendees at the annual Kloska Family Life Defenders Boot Camp ranged from […]

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Caty Burke: youthful enthusiasm in marriage ministry

Ironically, it was a presentation about annulment that launched Caty Burke’s passion for marriage and family ministry. Now associate director for Marriage, Family and Pro-Life Ministry in the Diocese of […]

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Catholic Schools Office articulates long-term vision

Under Superintendent Dr. Joseph Brettnacher, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Schools Office is committed to its mission and the beliefs shared by all diocesan schools, providing sound religious […]

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Finding friendship: disability awareness

Name of school in cutline below corrected on Dec. 5, as well as gender of student in 12th paragraph.     Susan Bear sees her son Ryan as an ambassador. […]

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Christ the King School seeks to further God’s kingdom

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades greeted eighth graders at Christ the King School, South Bend, with an exclamation: “Three times in one week!” The students were confirmed by the bishop on […]