Thus the human person in his or her life in the world is not only one of the many who make up the Body of Christ, or one of the many who exercise Christ's royal priesthood, but is also one who receives the gift of the Holy Spirit. All of us are free to receive the gifts of Christ, and we are each called upon to respond to the Holy Spirit. This is in particular the case in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, where the Catholic Church calls us to participate in that, the unique gift of the Holy Spirit, which is the source of all the other gifts of the Spirit.
In this way the Church is able to fulfill her threefold mission. She is to be conceived as the community of the redeemed, learned to be a community of faithful living and united to the Lord in the Eucharist. The gift of the Holy Spirit that the Church needs for this purpose is a gift of the Spirit who himself is the source of life for the whole Church, and who sustains her in her communitarian and sacramental life.
25. This realization of the Church as a communion of gifts is also a communion of responsibility. The lay faithful are not only members of the Church, they are also responsible for the life and mission of the Church. In their own lives they bear the Church's burden of responding to God's invitation to the universal Church,through the Baptismal Covenant, to live a life of holiness in Christ, and to participate in the Church's mission of witness and service for the salvation of the human race. The responsibility for the Church's mission is shared by the faithful as a whole, and is exercised in particular through the laity. Yet it is also borne by each individual Christian, who willingly accepts the responsibility of being a member of the Church and of being in the world for God's glory, in the service of the Church. This is an essential element in being a Christian.
22. Every lay vocation is to be seen as a gift of the Holy Spirit for the renewal of the world. Indeed, the lay faithful in particular have, through Baptism, the will and the power to be instruments of the Kingdom of God, at the service of the world and of the Church. This implies, for example, the capacity to be the Church's communicants, and to be the Church's witnesses, through public witness and communion, and through private witness in the home and in the family.
After the constitutional convention, Hamilton continued to advocate for the ratification of the Constitution. He wrote to Jefferson on September 20, 1788, suggesting ways to make the Constitution more acceptable.
The essays were published in two forms: a bound collection and a separate volume containing the essays in the order of publication. The first volume was published in New York by Jacob Gideon on February 17, 1788. The second volume of The Federalist was published by Gideon in New York on October 26, 1788. This was the last edition of The Federalist published in New York. 827ec27edc