Why Do We Call Our Priests "Fathers"?

As I Was Reading The Bible I Came Across Matthew 23: 8-9
8 But Be Not Ye Called Rabbi: For One Is Your Master, Even Christ; And All Ye Are Brethren. 9 And Call NO MAN YOUR FATHER Upon The Earth: For One Is Your Father, Which Is In Heaven…

So If The Bible Teach Us This, Then Why Do We Call Our Priest “Father”…

Help Please :slight_smile:

The following links should explain why we use the title “Father” for priests. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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