But not Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian or Shinto priests, Hindu mystics, Buddhism lamas, Jewish rabbis or Muslim imams (other religions/sects are available)? You obviously credit the Catholic clergy with almost magical powers of persuasion by comparison to their apparently feeble brethren.
Well they certainly don't have magical healing powers. And neither does their Great Sky Pixie. Tens of thousands of His devout worshippers have popped their clogs in a pandemic that makes the Plagues of Egypt look like a bad dose of the sniffles, and the Pope's giving Easter Mass online from an empty cathedral. And yet today over a billion Catholics will get on their knees, kiss God's arse and pray for a miracle that will never come.
I will readily concede that all other religions are equally worthless as Catholicism. They are all fairy stories people tell rather than face the unpleasant truth: you are not a spark of the Devine. You are a tiny, insignificant speck in a vast, uncaring universe. And when you die, that's it. No Heavenly Choir, no eternal torment. Just oblivion. A complete cessation of consciousness. You might as well worship Thor; at least the movies are fun.
All religions are essentially Long Cons, the perfect way to strip the sheep of their money, their sexual consent and in the most extreme cases, their very lives. What separates the Catholic Church from the rest is that they've been doing it bigger and better and for much longer than anyone else. Compared to the Vatican Mob, the Scientologists are rank amateurs.