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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The inspiration of Servant of God Augustus Tolton

He probably never set foot in Indiana during his short life, but Servant of God Augustus Tolton has long inspired Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, especially those […]

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Looking back: Jones family joins the Catholic Church

Gabriel Jones began asking to receive the sacraments of initiation after his fifth-grade classmates became altar servers. He and his younger sister, Katherine, were enrolled in a parish school, but […]

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Those called to diaconate encouraged to ‘Come and See’

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is looking for a few faith-filled men — up to 25 of them — willing to consider beginning formation for the permanent diaconate. Pastors […]

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Filipino community celebrates Simbang Gabi at St. Therese

“Mabuhay!” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades urged a packed St. Therese, Little Flower Church, South Bend, on Gaudete Sunday. The word is Tagalog for “Rejoice,” one of several phrases Bishop Rhoades […]

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South Bend native dedicates herself as consecrated virgin

On Nov. 18, Jennifer Sergio publicly embraced a vocation to consecrated virginity, lived in the world. Bishop Timothy L. Doherty presided over the ceremony at St. Mary of the Immaculate […]

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The St. Bryce Missions: global outreach, local link

When one listens to the Holy Spirit, one thing can lead to another. When she started a young adult prayer group because she needed support after graduating from a Catholic […]

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Women’s retreat seeks to deepen the gift of faith

Catholic women in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will have the opportunity Dec. 1-3 to further explore the faith they received at baptism during the third Rejoice! Women’s Retreat […]

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New principal thrilled to be at St. Thomas the Apostle

The first task Christopher Adamo always sets for himself, as an educator, is learning all his students’ names within two weeks. This year, as the new principal at St. Thomas […]

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St. John the Baptist School: small school, big spirit

Click here for more photos “I am very happy to be here,” Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades told the students of St. John the Baptist School in South Bend. Even though […]

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From altar boy to bishop-designate: Father William Wack

At a May 29 press conference in Pensacola, Fla., where he is the bishop-designate, the first question Father William Wack, CSC, fielded was, “Will you be the first bishop from South Bend?” […]

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‘Wings of Dawn’ praises God through dance

Before their May 20 concert, the dancers and musicians in “Wings of Dawn” gathered in a circle. “Use us and our art as a means to glorify your name and communicate your love […]

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Jerome Lejeune Foundation receives Evangelium Vitae Medal

Special guests at the April 29 presentation of the Evangelium Vitae Medal to the Jerome Lejeune Foundation included a former ambassador, major donors, a priest celebrating the 17th anniversary of his ordination and the founder […]