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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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 […]

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Grant to help parish connect with millennials

St. Monica Parish, Mishawaka, is already a vibrant community for members of all ages. But, spurred by a grant from Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology, the parish is taking […]

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Woo helps move Church into the energy future

Shortly after Carolyn Woo, Ph.D, retired as president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services in 2016, she began working on a major project that utilized her many talents, contacts and […]

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Bishop confirms over 100 adults in Fort Wayne, South Bend

“When they are anointed with chrism in Confirmation, they will be drawn more deeply into God’s life and love, into the life and love of the Father, the Son and […]

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Latin Mass appeals to young and old

“Come and see,” invites Msgr. John Fritz, FSSP, pastor of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr Parish, South Bend, a personal parish where the traditional Latin Mass is still celebrated. “Come […]

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Mysterious injury no match for faith of graduate student, family

Near the end of her eighth-grade year at St. Pius X School in Granger, something happened to Marissa Koscielski. What seemed like a tailbone injury sustained during gymnastics led to […]

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The role of prayer in vocations

Not surprisingly, the vocations of each of the priests who serve as chaplains in the high schools of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend were born of prayer; their own, […]