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OF THE SACRAMENT OF ORDER AS TO ITS ESSENCE AND ITS PARTS 1In the next place we must consider the sacrament of Order:

  1. Order in general;
  2. the difference of Orders;
  3. those who confer Orders;
  4. the impediments to receiving Orders;
  5. things connected with Orders.
Concerning Order in general three points have to be considered:
  1. Its essence, quiddity, and parts;
  2. Its effect;
  3. The recipients of Orders.
Under the first head there are five points of inquiry:
  1. Whether there should be Order in the Church?
  2. Whether it is fittingly defined?
  3. Whether it is a sacrament?
  4. Whether its form is expressed properly?
  5. Whether this sacrament has any matter?


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