young adults

Why I Chose to be Chaste

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

I decided very early on in my life that I was going to wait until marriage to have sex. I can’t take all the credit for being some amazingly religious and reverent young man who was destined for greatness in following every verse and commandment I had ever known. Surely being in a private, Catholic school since the third grade […]

Entrepreneurship and Serving the Church: 3 Tips for Embracing Failure and Persevering through Discouragement

Over 180 members of the Young Catholic Professionals group came out on the second Tuesday in October, to the Cathedral Guadalupe in Dallas, for a great event with CEO John Williams. Mr. Williams, who has been an entrepreneur in various businesses since he graduated with his MBA from Stanford University, spoke to the group about the lessons he has learned for […]

Think like an entrepreneur… not like an employee

What does it really mean to be a Catholic professional? On a recent Tuesday, Richard Kelly, Principal at LumaCorp, Inc., addressed a group of 240 young professionals gathered at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe in Dallas. His topic: “What it really means to be a Catholic professional.” Rich briefly shared his own reversion to Catholicism, which occurred at the […]

5 Steps to Finding Faith and Balance in Business

Jere Thompson and Members of
Young Adult Professionals

Editor’s Note: This is the first post from the group, Young Catholic Professionals (, in Dallas, Texas. Randy Hain and I applaud their efforts to call today’s young adults to “Work in Witness for Christ” and are grateful for their contributions here to the mission of the Integrated Catholic Life™. – Deacon Mike Bickerstaff What’s Important Now: 5 Steps to Finding Faith and […]

Investing in Our Future

With all of the bad news facing us these days, I am happy to share something encouraging with you.  I recently had an opportunity to address a group of college-age Catholics working summer internships in the Atlanta area.  These young adults are part of a special program run by Catholic business leaders in which internships are offered in roles relevant […]

The Galatians 5 Spiritual Health Exam

Ask a Carmelite Sister… Dear Sister, At least once a year I see a doctor and check out my physical health. Is there any kind of a spiritual health exam that would help me check out my spiritual health? Dear Friend, Thank you very much for you most timely question.  The answer, of course, is an old-fashioned phrase. Perhaps you […]

The Acts We Perform; the People We Become

From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was a professor of moral philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, specializing in sexual ethics and what we call today “marriage and family life.” He produced two important books touching on these matters, The Acting Person, a rigorously philosophical exploration of Christian anthropology, and […]