Of The Sacrament Of Order As To Its Essence And Its Parts (FIVE ARTICLES)
In 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:
A Whether there should be Order in the Church?
A Whether it is fittingly defined?
A Whether it is a sacrament?
A Whether its form is expressed properly?
A Whether this sacrament has any matter?