We must next consider the qualities required of those who receive the sacrament of Order.
Under this head there are five points of inquiry:
A Whether goodness of life is required of those who receive this sacrament?
A Whether the knowledge of the whole of Sacred Writ is required?
A Whether the degree of Orders is obtained by mere merit of life?
A Whether he who raises the unworthy to Orders sins?
A Whether one who is in sin can without committing a sin exercise the Order he has received?