Yet no matter how faithful, reverent and paternal a priest is or isn't, he is still an alter Christus who can absolve sins, confect the Eucharist, anoint the sick, bury the dead and baptize the newly-born. They are the most powerful men in the world because the power of Jesus Christ to do all these things was conferred upon them.
Our Lord reminded St Faustina that He hears our confession and absolves our sins.
"I am only hidden by the priest".
Disrespect any of them and you disrespect Him. Let (s)he among you without sin cast the first stone.
On the commemoration of the institution of the priesthood, remember to pray for these men in a particular way, especially the ones who you might think least appear Christ-like. It is for Him alone to judge. It is for us to pray for all of them.
No priests, no Eucharist. No Eucharist, no life.