"Fr." Patrick J Conroy
(09-16-2011, 12:06 AM)Resurrexi Wrote: The priest is referred to as "pater," though, in the "Confiteor" of the 1570 Missale Romanum, and the same was true of earlier missals going back at least to the fourteenth century.


A good point. At the same time, when the deacon asks for the priest's blessing before reading the Gospel, he addresses the priest as "domne" (sir).

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