So does Michelle consider Tony's slip of the tongue and miraculous recovery of memory a venial or a mortal sin?
For a start, it's hard to imagine a more venial form of corruption than merely speeding along someone's visa application.
Epstein openly admits to some ignoble if venial attitudes.
If that's not a mortal sin, it's got to be up there on the venial meter.
Even quite venial offenders were sentenced to death.
It was a venial mistake on Hume's part to include a reference to the mind's propensity in what was supposed to be a definition of causality.
Faught is guilty of this offense, but the sin is a venial one.
Luckily, the production is strong enough elsewhere for this to remain a venial sin.
Yet despite their magnitude, these sins are of the venial rather than the mortal variety.
Confession had always rested on a clear distinction between mortal and venial sins.