Yes, I agree.
The center is Jesus Christ. If you believe His Church did not fail, and that He has an interest in guiding us to truth, then there is a trust and faith in HIM.
In this way, Jesus works in and through us. The Church is like Christ Himself, human and Divine. Humans can and do sin. Jesus is divine and does not sin. Our faith is that in spite of our human failings, the Holy Spirit can and does guide us. Further, we know sin exists in the Church because we, ourselves, are in it. The Bishops who make up the Magisterium are human, not divine, but we also believe they are divinely guided by the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit’s guidance that is infallible.
I have never heard or been taught the idea, “when the Magisterium speaks, the thinking is done”. A friend taught me while I was in RCIA, the Church is authoritative, not authoritarian!
“On her part, the Church addresses people with full respect for their freedom. Her mission does not restrict freedom but rather promotes it. The Church proposes; she imposes nothing. She respects individuals and cultures, and she honors the sanctuary of conscience” (John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio par. 39).
The Magisterium proposes to us, the guidance that it has been given by the Holy Spirit. We are not coerced, as that denies how God has created us: free. Consider what has been proposed, and the development of your conscience changes. In this way, the Holy Spirit works in all of us, as all of us are the Church.