Matthew 23:7-10 “They love to be greeted in the marketplace and to have men call them ‘Rabbi’. But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi’, for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father’, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called ‘teacher’, for you have but one Teacher, the Christ.” Jesus was talking to His disciples about the pride of the Pharisees. He specifically said not to call each other by ‘Rabbi’, ‘Father’, of ‘Teacher’. Yet the RCC have addressed their priest as ‘Father’ for centuries. Isn’t this in direct violation of scripture? I believe Jesus is only talking about addressing each other in the first person, not referring to people in the third person such as: Apostle Paul, Father John Doe, or Rabbi John Doe. The RCC has taught layman to address their priest as ‘Father’ for centuries. Have the RCC laymen been violating scripture all these years? Should the RCC correct their teaching? Perhaps someone can justify the RCC teachings in this area.