Young Adult Resources – Read

Below is a collection of books, articles, reading lists, and interesting websites for Catholic Young Adults to deepen the knowledge of our faith and resources to live out that faith. We at The Leadership Institute invite you to browse and spread this information, for your good and the good of our young Church.

Books and Church Documents

Christus vivit Christus vivit is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, written in response to the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on young people, faith and vocational discernment, held from 3 to 28 October 2018

Laudato si’ Laudato si’ is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle “on care for our common home”. In it, the pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take swift and unified global action.

Foundational Documents of Catholic Social Teaching

Loving Work – Mike Hayes left a promising career in sports radio to discover what God wanted him to do. In sharing his journey, he takes readers into career questions that have spiritual answers. Loving Work is at once the story of Mike Hayes’ passage to a better place and a spiritual roadmap for anyone of any age to love loving work.

Up to Date Catholic News from the Pillar

Young Adult American Catholics: Explaining Vocation in Their Own Words – A complete picture of vocation among young Catholic adults today using up-to-date sociological research with contributions from a broad perspective of young American Catholics.


How to Start a Young Adult Group – Blessed Is She

10 Survival Tips for Catholic Young Adults

12 Spiritual Types of Young Adults

12 Spiritual Types of Young Adults Graph

Reading Lists

A “Back to Sanity” Book List for Modern Catholics

Good Books for Catholic Adults – A great resource for young parents!

Web Sites>Great Blogs for Catholic

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)

Conversations About Race

Conversations About Race – Read – Find our reading lists from Conversations on Race, an excellent source for resources on anti-racism and multicultural competence.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources

Young Adult Resources