I am noticing an alarming lack of respect for the priesthood in my own church. Chanters are changing the pitch if Abouna goes too low or too high, people question Abouna's knowledge on many subjects, and many flat out point out just make fun of them. People just don't care as much about what Abouna has to say. I might be generalizing, but I don't think that is the case. I am not judging anyone because I have fallen into these traps as well.
Is this something recent, caused by our society that teaches us to question figures of authority?
Are you noticing this in your own churches?
Is the priest to blame or the congregation?
How can it be fixed?