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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Bishop Rhoades visits Corpus Christi School

More photos from the visit can be found here. Photos by Kevin Haggenjos Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades celebrated an all-school Mass at Corpus Christi School, South Bend, on Thursday, March […]

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Notre Dame’s ‘organ for the ages’ in full voice

It took four years to craft and almost four months to install and tune, so expectations were high. Still, the brand-new Murdy Family Organ in Notre Dame’s Sacred Heart Basilica is surprising […]

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Notre Dame choirs to perform at Fort Wayne cathedral

Worshippers at the 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Mass at Fort Wayne’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will be treated to a particularly special farewell to “alleluia” before Lent begins the following […]

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Sankofa 2016: Moving from ‘Lord, have mercy’ to ‘Thank You, Jesus’

By Jill A. Boughton Visit the photo gallery for more photos from this event. Asked how she was doing, an elderly African-American church member replied, “I’m somewhere between ‘Lord, have […]

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Harry Verhiley accepts post at Marian University

By Jill A. Boughton Some time ago, Harry Verhiley told a coworker he felt that Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, would be a special day […]

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Physically, intellectually challenged come together to celebrate differences, grow in faith

By Jill A. Boughton When Peggy Go learned about a retreat in the Fort Wayne area for people with disabilities, she wondered: Why not also have one at the South […]