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Why do we call priests “Father”?

GetFed posts a helpful explanation of this Catholic tradition

"Catholics are unique because our dads aren’t the only men we call father. We also address each of our priests in the same way.

The Church has used this title for clergy since its earliest days. In the beginning, the title “Father” was reserved for the pope, but it eventually widened in use until all bishops and priests were also addressed in the same way."

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