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Call no man father.

De Maria's picture

Hello all,

On another topic, the Esteemed Julabee Jones is castigating Catholics roundly for calling priests, father.

She bases that opinion on Jesus' injunction, "call no man father". Now I don't see any qualifications there. Jesus didn't say, don't call priests father. He said
And call no man your father upon the earth.... Matthew 23:9

Yet, I've met no one, Protestant or Catholic, who doesn't call their dad, father. Except a few disrespectful children.

So I was wondering, what do you call your father? A question, by the way, which the sweet Julabee, has yet to answer.

Sincerely,

De Maria

JeffLogan's picture

Isn't the explanaion found

Isn't the explanaion found in the next verse?

    AV Mt 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

But I will ask them when I am at Mass next. Say, is Fr. Dan the name of your Father? If not, what is the name of your Father at your church? How do you think they will answer?

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“The path of true piety is so plain as to require
but little political direction.” --George Washington,
re: absence of "Jesus Christ" in U.S. Constitution.

Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions. -Proverbs 18:2 NIV



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