A venial sin
, for you acted without evil intention.
And every time we commit a venial sin
, we are somehow inflicting more pain to His wounds.
If history has failed to curb one mortal and venial sin
, it has been the ever-intensifying lust for war and gluttony.
They believed in three types of sin the original sin, the venial sin
and the mortal sin.
A radio ad for a product commits the venial sin
of telling listeners a product "cannot" do something.
All this is new in a Church which has been stuck for centuries on formal protocol, on proper respect to the hierarchy, on obedience to authority, on fidelity to doctrine, and which is obsessed with mortal and venial sin
, specially in regard to sex.
Can we not treat the infraction as a mere venial sin
The venial sin
is that which may be forgiven or pardoned, whereas the mortal, or deadly, sin is that for which no forgiveness can be expected.
We old-timers remember the childhood effort we put into learning whether a latecomer to Sunday Mass was guilty of a mortal or venial sin
. Our teachers told us exactly what to look for: "If the chalice on the altar is still covered, you committed just a venial sin
, but if it's uncovered, you have to go to confession as soon as possible.
Is it a mortal sin or a venial sin
to hate the brother who bullies her?
Gluttony is a venial sin
when one yields to the pleasure of eating and drinking in an immoderate manner, yet without falling into grave excess, and without exposing oneself to violate a grave precept.
We position gambling as a mortal sin (at least where baseball bookies are concerned), but cheating as no sin or a venial sin
because of its newly redefined meaning.