Xanthippe is a female name.
I don’t think it’s “bad blood” at all.
I guess you do you. I’ll do me.
I’ve chosen, in my own life, to not escalate things to the Bishop–and the Priest didn’t care when I spoke to him. (The main issue was that he was placing non-church fundraisers–cancer research, etc and selling non religious items in the church proper…not even in the vestibule…right in the back pews) I simply decided to walk away from that parish. Lo and behold others–many others–had the same issue. After arguing with Fr. many also left. A few contacted the bishop. The priest still does what he feels like…even after the Bishop told him to knock it off. But again, I didn’t bother with the Bishop because I knew from his attitude it would make no difference.
I have escalated things to the bishop without telling the priest, like when a priest at my parish wrote a “hit piece” against Francis (and denying church teachings) and it was published in a couple of the small town weekly circular stuffers. There was no use talking to him about it. He knew what he had done. He was asked to step down from diocean ministry and went back to his order to retire.
Quite frankly, given the climate today in the church, I really don’t care what a priest thinks of me.