What is the correct title for a laicized priest?


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Is it acceptable for a laicized priest to still be called “Father” and to represent himself as still being active in his ministry? Should I call a laicized priest “Father” or “Mister”?


#2

[quote=lak611]Is it acceptable for a laicized priest to still be called “Father” and to represent himself as still being active in his ministry?
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A laicized priest should not be representing himself as active in ministry and may well be expressly forbidden to do so in his laicization papers.

[quote=lak611]Should I call a laicized priest “Father” or “Mister”?
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I recommend calling him “Mister” to avoid confusing anyone as to his status.


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