I read the article the priest gave to you,it was very good I thought,and well written.I do not have a real problem with calling father Dye,(father),but that is out of respect for the title given him to be a leader ofa spiritual community.I would rather call him brother so and so.<quoted text>
The feeling I have after reading the link is similar to the feeling I had after I received my first paycheck this year. I had felt cautiously assured that I would see no tax increase based on my salary level but after the first of the year the amount on my check decreased. After receiving the smaller check I once again hear that I've not experienced a tax increase.
Nevertheless I always thought it interestin when Jesus told his disciples"That he who does the will of My Father in heaven,is my brother,sister and mother."
Notice he never says in any gospel"that he who does the will of my Father in heaven,is my brother,sister,mother and father." It is my opinion,that Jesus tried to bring home the clear thought that God His Father,and is the only one we as believers should call Father.It is a purpose with the Son to bring beleivers to that ultimate place where only God is their heavenly Father,and to trust Him as their Father no matter what they experience in this world.
Jesus often taught with the point of what was obvious at that moment,and what would be that which was to come in the futre tense of serving and loving the Creator,as Father above all else.
That is why I beleive it is a sin to call the Pope the Holy Father,because it is a detriment to the relationship we are all suppose to have with the only Holy Father,God,The Supreme Being in the Godhead.The whole concept of Father and relationship with Him requires us to forsake man as being our source.God wants to be our only SOURCE.