I have a problem with my parish priest. I have always respected him and he is well respected as a faithful-to-the magisterium priest who doesn’t mince words. But lately I have had some misgivings about him. Occasionally I call him for moral guidance. Often he gives me hurried advice and dismisses me rather quickly (like less than 1 minute or even 30 seconds) and quite often he does not even return my phone call if I leave a message with the parish secretary. I know he is very busy but I only call like once or twice a month on average. And several weeks ago he said something to me that I thought was very mean but I may have misinterpreted what he said, or I overreacted, or perhaps he misspoke (See my thread “Vocation Struggle” if you care to learn more about that). I really strongly get the feeling that I am a bother to him and not a precious soul in need.
EDIT: I should be fair and say that he is different in confession. I feel more cared for by him there.
I want to know what if anything to do about this. Should I keep silent? Am I being too sensitive? Should I take my concerns directly to him? Should I discuss this with other parishioners? Should I talk to the bishop? (the last two I am fairly sure I should NOT do but I want to make sure.) I am worried that Satan is working on me to do damage to one of the Lord’s shepherds and I do not want that. Please advise. Thank you.