The Sacramental Economy
“Are you saved?” This well intentioned and vitally important question, often asked by our separated brothers and sisters, has left many a Catholic struggling for a good answer. Yet consider another question: “How are you saved?” That question is answered by the uniquely Catholic doctrine of the Sacramental Economy. More than simply Catholic rituals, the sacraments are God’s chosen channels of supernatural life, His plan for doing even more than saving us: “For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God. For the Son of God became man so that we might become God” (CCC 460). This workshop will explore this extraordinary truth, and the provision of God to grace His adopted sons and daughters for a life far beyond their own natural capacity.