Of the Marriage Goods
In the next place we must consider the marriage goods. Under this head there are six points of inquiry:
- Whether certain goods are necessary in order to excuse marriage?
- Whether those assigned are sufficient?
- Whether the sacrament is the principal among the goods?
- Whether the marriage act is excused from sin by the aforesaid goods?
- Whether it can ever be excused from sin without them?
- Whether in their absence it is always a mortal sin?