A priest at my buddy’s church told us that he’d prefer we call him ‘Dave’ (instead of Fr. Dave). This makes me somewhat uncomfortable. He’s not family or a close friend or anything. Do I call him Dave outside of church and Fr. Dave at church or ?
I’m trying to imagine on up the line what I’d do if my bishop, archbishop, cardinal, pope, asked me to call him by his first name. It seems the higher I go, the more trouble I’d have.