In Roman Catholicism, a venial sin is a "moral disorder that is reparable by charity . . . " (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 1875). It is a sin that is done accidentally or is of a minor offense such as stealing something minor (a paper clip, candy), lying about something trivial, etc. Venial Sin "does not break the covenant with God . . . Venial sin does not deprive the sinner of sanctifying grace, friendship with God, charity, and consequently eternal happiness," (CCC 1863).