CARM Theological Dictionary
In Catholicism, a sin but not as bad as mortal Sin. It lessens the grace of God within a person's soul.
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Entry for 'Venial Sin'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ctd/v/venial-sin.html. 2013.