We should call them "comrade" in order to conform better to the Communist ideology of the "modern" church.
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Cardinal: Maybe It’s Time to Stop Calling Priests ‘Father’

Cardinal John Dew of New Zealand wrote a letter to his flock earlier this month: Being called “Father” may seem important to some priests, but is it …
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It's time to call heretics, heretics and excommunicate them. Let's start with cardinals.
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Perfectly said, Don.
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We should call them "comrade" in order to conform better to the Communist ideology of the "modern" church.

Well then, the problem then becomes how to properly address Catholic bishops. Obviously- "Your Excellency"- is an even more blatant example of “clericalism” than simply addressing priests as “Father.”

My personal recommendations for the new, improved, proper way to address …More
We should call them "comrade" in order to conform better to the Communist ideology of the "modern" church.

Well then, the problem then becomes how to properly address Catholic bishops. Obviously- "Your Excellency"- is an even more blatant example of “clericalism” than simply addressing priests as “Father.”

My personal recommendations for the new, improved, proper way to address Catholic bishops would be any of the following:
Rev. Big Kahuna, Rev. Godfather, Rev. Pampered Poofter, Rev. Finocchio, Rev. Soy Boy or my personal favorite with a ЯUSSIAИ /Commie flavor to it, “Rev. Komandir.”
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Another Cardinal inventing to be noticed
Nice Story, A Cahtolic priest visited a nunnery and introduced himself as Father X. The nun asked back for his first Name.
Answer: "Father"
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A mother calls her son "Father"
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"Father" reminds a priest to have a fatherly love and duty.
He's crazy! The today's problem of our theology is the denying of the "Alter Christus". In this context we have to see the use of Reverend Father or Most Reverend Excellency or Eminence.
If His Eminence Card. Dew of NZ has forgotten why we call priests "Father" he should read my comment.