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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Walking the Way of St. Joseph 

Article updated May 10 to correct an editing error. Over 400 pilgrims came to join in part or all of the Way of St. Joseph, a 5-mile walk from St. […]

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Christ Child Society of South Bend — Fostering comfort for children

“There are no words for how grateful we are. When these amazing ladies brought the first bags of gifts for the foster children in our care, all I could do […]

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St. Therese, Little Flower dedicated to supporting every parish family

Having so many people confined at home over the past year has spotlighted the importance of the domestic church. Last fall, the parish leadership team at St. Therese, Little Flower, […]

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Jesus gives suffering a purpose, bishop tells Marian students

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Marian High School students had to forego celebrating Mass in person with their bishop or having him visit their classrooms during a pastoral visit […]

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World Day of the Sick — For priests, pandemic increases ministry’s urgency, danger

World Day of the Sick is Feb. 11. Visiting the sick is one of the seven corporal works of mercy. In ordinary times, parish priests, deacons and lay eucharistic ministers […]

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Pro-life enthusiasm outshines cold, pandemic

Students from Marian High School, Mishawaka, and Christ the King and St. Matthew Cathedral parishes in South Bend, as well as homeschooled students, attended a Mass offered to “pray for […]

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Parents appreciate in-person learning — and having options

The four Zielinski children, who range from 6 to 18 years old, began attending Holy Family School, South Bend, as preschoolers. Kelley, their mother, said the school has always felt […]

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Holy Family School: Trust mitigates pandemic’s challenges

Having a strong parish and school community has enabled Holy Family School to thrive despite all the changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Because a plan for e-learning […]

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St. Anthony de Padua School grateful for lunchtime help

On a typical school day, the kitchen staff at Marian High School, Mishawaka, prepares lunch for the students of both Marian and St. Anthony de Padua School, South Bend. When […]

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St. Joseph Parish creates digital Advent calendar

Most Christmas calendars include the 25 days in December. But what lies behind each flap lifted up during the countdown doesn’t always have spiritual value; it’s more likely to be […]

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Family welcomes baby after 13 years

Mary Cris Miranda and Gerardo Reyes met at a regional Mexican youth group dedicated to St. Therese, the “Little Flower,” in 1999. Currently attending St. Therese, Little Flower Parish in […]

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From disappointment to discernment: hope for the journey

“This diocese has such wonderful resources!” declared Anna McKeever. After she took advantage of two of them, a series on intentional discipleship and a program on discerning her charisms, McKeever […]