"And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven"
I'm confused by this verse, as all Orthodox and Latin Catholics address priests as "Father".
Christ is the only true Shepherd (pastor), Teacher, Minister, and along with the Holy Spirit, the only Comforter. God the Father is the only true Father.
And yet, as St. Paul tells us, we can have fathers IN CHRIST JESUS.
"For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel." -1 Corinthians 4:15
Just as no man is a Presbyter of his own accord, but only through participation in Christ's high priesthood, so no man is a spiritual father apart from Christ. Essentially, all good bishops, fathers, teachers, ministers, pastors, and comforters are "auxiliary" members of Christ's perfect Typos of these roles.