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 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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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 […]

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A school for holiness in South Bend

Bishop dedicates Christ the King addition on All Saints’ Day “This is such an appropriate day for me to come here to Christ the King to bless the beautiful new addition […]

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Parish engages all ages in pro-life advocacy

When the word “stewardship,” is uttered, sometimes hands go immediately to checkbooks. When someone says “Respect Life,” images come to mind of holding signs in front of an abortion clinic. […]

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Brothers of Holy Cross 200th anniversary

Jennifer Miller contributed to this article Two hundred years ago, the first seeds were sown for what later became the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC, for the initials of its […]

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From the workshop at Nazareth to the new Jerusalem

Especially after 9/11, Daniel Baker wanted to be of service and make a difference in the world. Influenced by the movie “Tears of the Sun,” he enlisted in the U.S. […]

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What the world needs now: holy heroes

At age 16, Nicholas Becker has already achieved a great deal. He serves as an acolyte at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, spots when his brother Crispin lifts weights, […]

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New location allows Christ Child Society of South Bend to clothe more children

Since the local chapter of the Christ Child Society was founded by Rosaleen Crowley in 1947, it has clothed over a quarter of a million children. Current members are confident […]

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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 […]