Eucharist Matters - Church Teaching, Reflections, News, Essays
The cover girl on this Seventeen magazine issue from 1959 looks a lot like Taylor Swift with her sweet eyes and red lips. The cover illustrates that teen girls have been seeking “the true, the good, and the beautiful” for decades they just haven’t known where to find “it.” Our secular culture points them to the things of the earth; hair, fashion, boys. The Catholic Church and proper faith formation within parishes and families will help young women find God, Who is the source of all things, true, good, and beautiful.
A beautiful overview on the spiritual dispositions of faith, humility, confidence, desire, and reverence need to obtain the effects of Holy Communion with God through receive the Eucharist.
Professor Tracey Rowland is St. John Paul II Chair of Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Australia. She has published 8 books and over 150 articles. In 2020 she was awarded the prestigious Ratzinger Prize for her extensive writings on his theology.