When it comes to misinterpreting the bible at the expense of Catholics, some sects will ignore the Lord's use of hyperbole and stick to a strict literal interpretation when it suits them. Hence the "call no man father" mantra. They ignore the fact that the Greek for "teacher" is "doctor". Since Jesus commanded to call no man "doctor", and if they were to apply any degree of consistency to their erroneous interpretation, they are violating their own inventions every time they call their own doctor "doctor".
These sects have no consistency in their interpretation, and must admit that they have no authority in any matter of faith.
These "Christians" who rage against the Catholic Church with clenched fists do so out of prejudice and ignorance. All of these sects are less than 20 years old, or they come from denominations that change their doctrines every 20 years. At the same time, Catholicism is not anti-Protestant. We don't have 10 billion web sites misrepresenting and persecuting them the way they do us. In fact, there aren't any.
Matt. 23:9 - Jesus says, "call no man father." But Protestants use this verse in an attempt to prove that it is wrong for Catholics to call priests "father." This is an example of "eisegesis" (imposing one's views upon a passage) as opposed to "exegesis" (drawing out the meaning of the passage from its context). In this verse, Jesus was discouraging His followers from elevating the scribes and Pharisees to the titles of “fathers” and “rabbis” because they were hypocrites. Jesus warns us not to elevate anyone to the level of our heavenly Father.
Matt. 23:8 – in this teaching, Jesus also says not to call anyone teacher or rabbi as well. But don’t Protestants call their teachers “teacher?” What about this commandment of Jesus? When Protestants say “call no man father,” they must also argue that we cannot call any man teacher either.
Judges 17:10; 18:19 - priesthood and fatherhood have always been identified together. Fatherhood literally means "communicating one's nature," and just as biological fathers communicate their nature to their children, so do spiritual fathers communicate the nature of God to us, their children, through (hopefully) teaching and example.
Eph. 3:14-15 - every family in heaven and on earth is named from the "Father." We are fathers in the Father.
Acts 7:2; 22:1,1 John 2:13 - elders of the Church are called "fathers." Therefore, we should ask the question, "Why don't Protestants call their pastors "father?"
1 Cor. 4:15 - Paul writes, "I became your father in Christ Jesus."
Phil. 2:22 - Paul calls Timothy's service to him as a son serves a "father."
Philemon 10 - Paul says he has become the "father" of Onesimus.
Heb. 12:7,9 - emphasizes our earthly "fathers." But these are not just biological but also spiritual (the priests of the Church).
1 John 2:1,13,14 - John calls the elders of the Church "fathers."