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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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 […]

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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 […]