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Deliberate venial sins are a greater hindrance to our spiritual progress and must be combated more vigorously.
91) Despite the reforms of Pius X, ecclesiastical texts could still tend toward the absence of venial sin as a de facto requirement.
Di Blasi thus asserts Thomas's assumption (which my argument did not challenge) that those living in God's love who commit venial sins do not thereby cease regarding him as their ultimate end, but Di Blasi begs the question by assuming, as if evident, the falsity of what I tried to prove, namely, that people can choose to commit a venial sin only if they also intend some ultimate end other than God.
Original sin, concupiscence, and venial sin can be removed, but these are sin only in an analogous sense, as something we suffer.
The play is largely improvisational, with "Sister" explaining the fine points of theology ("It's a venial sin to lie to your grandmother; it's a mortal sin to kill her"), confiscating gum, and firing questions at the audience ("Tell Sister how the Ascension differs from the Assumption").
Although usually a venial sin, it becomes a mortal one when a person in his or her greed neglects the virtue of charity.
These were the years when Western Catholic women committed anything from a social gaffe to a venial sin if they entered church without wearing a hat.
We hope no one committed a venial sin in filling out the survey
Even mild tardiness was classed as at least a venial sin -- and that, according to the Councils of Florence and Trent -- could get one time in purgatory.
Sin, at least venial sin, bespeaks an unhealthy attachment to creatures -- like Libby Swanik and Jack Daniels -- which must be purified either here on earth or after death in the state called purgatory.
Each time I entered church, the font invited me to dip my hand into the water and cross myself, a gesture that was said to wash away the residue of venial sin.
If a sin falls short of mortal sin, it is a venial sin, not a grave sin (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1861-62).