Should Priests be called "Father?"


#1

I saw a billboard along the highway from “ex Catholics” saying that the Bible says that priests should not be called “father.” Is that in the Bible or is calling a priest “father” just a man made rule? Just wondering.

Thanks for the information.


#2

The following links should assist you in better understanding the biblical basis of calling priests "Father". If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
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