Priests as "Father"
Catholic Christians have a long custom--tradition--to address
their priests as "father." Many Christians feel that this practice
is in disagreement with the word of God.
As for you, do not be called 'Rabbi.' You have but one
teacher, and you are all brothers. Call no one on earth
your father; you have but one Father in heaven. Do not
be called 'Master'; you have but one master, the Messiah.