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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St. John the Baptist parishioner takes a stand

When Rick Fodrocy’s grandparents were building a house on Lincolnway West, South Bend, where Rick and his wife, Michele, currently live, the founding pastor of nearby St. John the Baptist […]

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Journey toward being sealed with the Spirit

Is your child an eighth grader preparing to be sealed by the Holy Spirit this school year? Many people are standing by to lend a hand with his or her […]

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Polish immigrants laid foundation of faith at St. Casimir, St. Adalbert

Have you ever walked into a church so beautiful it made your heart soar, inviting you into worship? Children sometimes have that reaction when they crane their necks to take […]

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Bishop confirms adults at Pentecost, Trinity Sunday vigil Masses

At vigil Masses on June 8 and June 15, 77 adults were “strengthened by the Holy Spirit through the reception of the sacrament of confirmation,” in the words of Bishop […]

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Deacon Ranaghan retires from active ministry

Deacon Kevin Ranaghan, one of the first permanent deacons in the modern history of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, delivered his last homily at St. Bavo Parish, Mishawaka, April […]

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Faith fortifies Rwandan refugee community

Twenty-fifth anniversary of genocide approaches On April 7, 1994, Rwanda’s Hutu militia began systematically slaughtering members of the Tutsi tribe. Three months later, over a million Rwandans, mostly Tutsis, were […]

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Marian High School patroness inspires inclusivity

When he named Our Lady of Lourdes the patroness of Marian High School in Mishawaka, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades gave wings to Annie Ganser’s longtime dream. The chairman of Marian’s […]

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‘Burger King Coupon Book’ money turns to tech for Catholic schools

Anyone who has purchased a You Can Lend a Hand coupon book from a local Catholic school student snared some deals on Burger King burgers, fine dining at Chili’s and […]

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Called to be a voice for the vulnerable

National march operations directed by St. Bavo alumna “My inspiration for working with the March for Life has its roots in my life-affirming family of origin,” said Andrea DeLee, director […]

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Fifty years of joyful service

After her freshman year of high school at St. Augustine in Chicago, the teaching sisters of the school invited Marie Heppeler and some friends to work in a migrant camp […]

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Katie Shaw: ‘I’ve made the world a better place’

Down syndrome adult, advocate highlight the joy in every life “I have a busy life — just like most of you,” said Katie Shaw, speaking to nearly 1,000 people at […]

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Christ the King student is Riley Champion

Eighth-grade student Connor Schuelke doesn’t see himself as a hero. An A student at Christ the King School, South Bend, he has favorite teachers, but not a favorite subject. He […]