When going pro, athletes are advised to use two different signatures–their “real” one for signing contracts and other legal documents, along with a newly created “public” one for autographing balls, jerseys and who knows what else. The same forgery-avoidance advice applies to pastors, even if they don’t sign million dollar contracts.
Maybe your priest isn’t autographing footballs after Mass that end up on the Internet, but his signature is probably available electronically. Think about that weekly pastor’s column in the bulletin online or the bottom of those welcome letters and fundraising pamphlets done in Word. Why create a temptation for forgery? Make your pastor feel like a superstar by handling signatures like a pro.