Facebook Unfriends Saint Augustine

A few of my facebook friends from the old blogging days are fussing about this quote being cited as a violation of courtesy on the social media behemoth:

Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But (people) are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others.

Maybe a bit of a surprise from the folks who are more inclined to wish liberals out of the Church. But hey–the story seemed to have something of a sniff about it. I was thinking a few of my friends were flagged by mansplainers, as the original behind my single edit “(people)” was “men.”

I poked a few folks: maybe they should have kept the Latin original. The trads got to it first.

So I put the my “people” citation on my fb page and after ten hours or so, only six likes and/or hearts, a repost, and no peep from Mark Z or his minions at master control. Maybe they don’t like priests or trads.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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