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Extreme Unction

OF EXTREME UNCTION, AS REGARDS ITS ESSENCE AND INSTITUTION 1We must now consider the sacrament of Extreme Unction: in respect of which five points have to be considered:

  1. Its essentials and institution;
  2. Its effect;
  3. Its minister;
  4. on whom should it be conferred and in what parts;
  5. Its repetition.
Under the first head there are nine points of inquiry:
  1. Whether Extreme Unction is a sacrament?
  2. Whether it is one sacrament?
  3. Whether this sacrament was instituted by Christ?
  4. Whether olive oil is a suitable matter for this sacrament?
  5. Whether the oil ought to be consecrated?
  6. Whether the matter of this sacrament should be consecrated by a bishop?
  7. Whether this sacrament has any form?
  8. Whether the form of this sacrament should take the shape of a deprecatory phrase?
  9. Whether this is a suitable form for this sacrament?


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