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 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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Full circle: Father Thomas Zurcher, CSC

After 50 years of serving God’s people as a Holy Cross priest, Father Tom Zurcher, CSC, is right back where he started, at Holy Cross Parish in South Bend. That […]

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Father Thomas Jones, CSC: A life of service to the diocese

In his 50 years as a priest, Father Thomas Jones, CSC, has only been assigned to a position outside the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for one year, except for […]

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Co-salutatorians celebrate years together at Marian

It goes without saying that Marian High School’s co-salutatorians, Victoria Tellez and Elizabeth Rhee, are excellent scholars. Their English teacher Jane Wageman notes, “They are both thoughtful students who engage well in class […]

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Christ Child Society kicks off 75th anniversary celebration

Not many 75-year-old organizations get to honor one of their founding members, but the Christ Child Society of South Bend was able to give its prestigious Mary Virginia Merrick Award to […]

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Pro-life advocates demonstrate support at South Bend rally

Every year since 1974, people within the pro-life movement have come together on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that codified abortion through all nine months […]

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Follow the ‘stars’ of the saints, encourages bishop on Epiphany

“My Christmas celebration would not be complete without worshipping our newborn King with you here at St. Matt’s,” declared Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on the feast of the Epiphany, which […]

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In times of need: St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

“I don’t know what I would have done without the help from St. Vincent de Paul,” testified Rockell Davis.   Holly Hosinski, who coordinates the Christmas gift program for St. Vincent […]

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Parish showcases fathers to conclude Year of St. Joseph

The Christian Faith Commission at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend, has found creative ways to help parishioners live out the Year of St. Joseph, culminating in a fatherhood series posted […]

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St. Casimir inaugurates Nocturnal Adoration Society

“Whatever its size, every parish in Mexico has a Nocturnal Adoration Society,” said Alvaro Bautista, who moved to the United States from Mexico more than 20 years ago. So, it […]

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Pro-life with confidence: Homeschool apologetics course developed

As the oldest of the six homeschooled Murphy children of St. Pius X Parish in Granger, Bonita Pratt has always been a committed Catholic and passionately pro-life. Now, she has […]

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Next Step Learning invests in diocesan students

Some children find it easy to become readers. For others, it’s much more of a struggle. Letter sounds and simple sight words don’t stick in their minds, and comprehending what […]

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Father Fernandes becomes diocesan priest

  Following a brief process of incardination, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades recently declared Father Cyril Fernandes, pastor of St. Hedwig and St. Patrick parishes in South Bend, a priest of […]