Why do Catholics call their priests «Father» despite the fact that Christ said: «Call no man on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven»! (Matt. 23:9)

Catholics call their priests «Father» because in all matters pertaining to Christ’s holy faith they perform the duties of a father, representing God. The priest is the agent of the Christian’s supernatural birth and sustenance in the world. «Father» is…

Why do Catholics believe their Holy Communion is the actual Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ? Why don’t they believe as Protestants do that Christ is only present symbolically, or spiritually, in the consecrated bread and wine?

Catholics believe that their Holy Communion, the Blessed Eucharist, is the actual Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ, because that is what Christ said It was: «This is my body . . . This is my blood» (Matt. 26:26-28; see…