[* "Bona matrimonii," variously rendered marriage goods, marriage blessings, and advantages of marriage.]
In the next place we must consider the marriage goods.
Under this head there are six points of inquiry:
A Whether certain goods are necessary in order to excuse marriage?
A Whether those assigned are sufficient?
A Whether the sacrament is the principal among the goods?
A Whether the marriage act is excused from sin by the aforesaid goods?
A Whether it can ever be excused from sin without them?
A Whether in their absence it is always a mortal sin?