Call No One Father?

Most of you are probably well aware of this, but there are Christians in the world that hate Catholics. They don’t just disagree with our teachings, they do not think that we are Christians, and believe that we are nothing liars and deceivers.

Oh, and they’ve got the “scriptural evidence to back it up.” Because, you know, we don’t read the Bible and have no idea what’s in it.

One of the most common attacks we hear comes in regards to most famous title for a Christian leader: “father.” According to them, it is against the teaching of Jesus. Quoting Matthew 23, they point out that Jesus said “call no one father,” evidence that Catholics don’t care about Jesus’ teaching.

Of course, the Bible is absolutely central to our faith as Catholics. We would never disobey Jesus is such a blatant way. There must be more to the story than what appears on face value!

Hence, this week’s episode of Catholicism in Focus. Enjoy!

3 Comments on “Call No One Father?

  1. Nobody cares about doctrine dogma at a time like this in our country. Severely out of touch.

    • It’s true that there’s a lot of stressful stuff going on. I personally found it nice to take a break from the anxiety and learn something new with this video, especially as a Catholic with an Evangelical friend who recently brought up this topic. However, if you’re looking for something more relevant to certain current events, the “How to Quarantine” post might be of interest: https://breakinginthehabit.org/2020/03/25/how-to-quarantine. Peace – L.

  2. Thank you for that explanation. If only more people were not afraid to address the controversial questions. You’re slowly convincing me to return to the Roman Catholics!!

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