I. Review 311/ 325 respectively
II. Follow the trajectory of the Catechism, 2nd edition
III. Some complain that the Catechism is hard to understand and follow. If one approaches it as an encyclopedia such as the Baltimore Catechism, then confusion will follow. However, if one approaches the Catechism as a Narratio, a proper telling of the story of God and creation (unseen & seen) then one sees the why of the what.
The first sentence of the Catechism sets the theme of the entire text, #1 “God infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life.” How this drama unfolds is told in Scriptures, Tradition, the martyrs and saints, and the Catechism. All these viewpoints help one to correctly understand the economy of salvation.
Economy of salvation = how the plan unfolds, sacramental because it is rooted in physical matter/world
Sacramentality, sheer goodness, more necessary tangible reality, knowable with senses unknown territory meta verse, non-real expansions within the brain
The Portable Hannah Arendt, Penguin Classics, edited with an introduction by Peter Baehr, pg 104-105
Imagination 100% exploited
Sacraments anchor keep human, human
Use of sacramentals by the separated brethren: salt, oil, impartation into objects of loved ones, physicality in some sectors of conscientious
Must be an anchor. Unfortunate reality, lay people do not have grace from Lord to infuse blessedness into an object.
Given to priestly, apostolic, apostles, physical touch. Apostles were touched by Christ. Not a superficial addition.
Hands, grace imparted by touch, cannot discard without peril
Once bishops permitted engage in Mass without physical present, bodies same place as sacrifice, begun to take large hammer to sacramentality
Waterless baptisms next?
Human body exploited to a certain level before it cannot endure, imagination no limit to our own peril
 Sean Innerst, From Blessing to Blessing, The Catechism as a Journey of Faith (Ascension Press: West Chester, PA 2011) 7-9