Why do so many priests use the title Reverend before their name in print on bulletins and stuff? I thought they were supposed to use the title Father? In my mind, I tend to associate the title reverend with anglicanism and other protestant denominational titles. It still confuses me to see this so often in print when I’m looking over bulletins and news articles. Is there a reasonable explaination why this title is preferred by so many priests in the Catholic Church over the title Father?
Peace and all good,