Catechism: Christ is the center of the angelic world

The Catechism of the Catholic Church #331 explicitly states: 

Christ is the centre of the angelic world. They are his angels: “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him.” (Mt 25:31) They belong to him because they were created through and for him: “for in him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities – all things were created through him and for him.” (Col 1:16) They belong to him still more because he has made them messengers of his saving plan: “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to serve, for the sake of those who are to obtain salvation?” (Heb 1:14)

Some would have us believe that there were two economies of grace: one economy before the fall of Adam and Eve which would include Adam and Eve before original sin and all of the Angels – the gratia Dei, and a second economy in Christ after the fall – the gratia Christi, which would be limited to Adam and his progeny. But if Jesus is the center of the angelic world, this clearly indicates that there is only one economy of divine grace, the gratia Christi: “No one comes to the Father except through Me” (Jn 14:6). The good Angels were created under Christ’s headship and Christ was, in the design of God, the firstborn of all creatures. The good Angels are centered on Him, not because of Adam’s sin and his need for Redemption, but simply because they were created through and for Christ, as St. Paul points out in his letter to the Colossians.

fr. maximilian mary dean, F.I.