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My Agnostic Boyfriend Met And Talked Philosophy With A Traditional Catholic Bishop

Updated on January 30, 2015

A Dinosaur in London

I first heard of Bishop Williamson back in 1991. I was 14 and was just introduced to the Latin Mass. The traditional priests are said to be happier and have a peace about them because they have the true Mass. The Bishop who was then Fr. Williamson was much younger. I watched and saw Father Williamson being interviewed--he wore a cassock that was black and went to his feet. He appeared very worldly wise yet morally sound and very smart. His words caught me right away....I was very impressed.

He is now called the Dinosaur in London--because he is much older now and lives in London currently. He was elevated to Bishop when Archbishop Lefebvre chose 4 of his priests to become Bishops, mainly to carry on the training of priests in the old way, and you cannot do that without bishops. There was of course controversy on this in the Vatican but when you know what the truth is, you have to do it. I believe things between the Society of St. Pius X -the name of Archbishop Lefebvre's organization are now in harmony. You see for many years the Latin Mass was witheld from the Catholics who wanted it.

 

Open Letter to Confused Catholics! Written by Marcel Lefebvre

Bishop Williamson served 20 years as rector of the seminary both in CT and MN, and was appointed bishop by Archbishop Lefebvre. The Society of St. Piux X was founded to serve people and offer the Traditional Latin Mass to the faithful. Many did not like the radical changes in Vatican II which are deemed erroneus and not valid. I must say, if you never were Catholic or were born well after 1969, these changes that took place shocked many to say the least. Some examples:

  1. Changing the altar to a table
  2. The priest now facing the people, not altar
  3. The way the Mass was different and called a "meal" not a sacrifice
  4. No more head coverings for women in Church

Eventually it developed even more to:

  1. Altar girls
  2. No kneeling for communion
  3. communion in the hand
  4. English instead of Latin (or the vernacular)
  5. Guitars replaced organs
  6. Protestant hymns replaced the old sacred Catholic hymns

And people wonder why many Catholics don't go to Mass anymore! LOL!! "This is a new religion", many Catholics have said. I believe this is why many also leave the Church , because the Church is no longer there.........

Video of Bishop Williamson talking about "reality"

Bishop Williamson and me in a NewYork airport

His Excellency Bishop Richard Willamson met me and a friend in NY so we could speak with him
His Excellency Bishop Richard Willamson met me and a friend in NY so we could speak with him
Smiling, Bishop Williamson (taken 2-3 yrs ago)
Smiling, Bishop Williamson (taken 2-3 yrs ago)

Here is my meeting w/ Bishop Williamson

I had written to Bishop Williamson a few time and was in a serious relationship with someone. This person is still an athiest but wanted to meet the Bishop and talk with him, as he was very impressed by the tape I mentioned earlier. I told the Bishop how important it was to me to help this man's soul. Because the Bishop wanted to help, he one day called me from Argentina-he's a world traveler- and gave me instructions how we could meet.  I was amazed at how easy he made it to see him and how he just took the time to meet with us upon my request, especially after such an exhausting flight.

I promptly called a long time friend of mine, who agreed to drive me and my friend there and back while staying one night in NY.

We arrived after a long drive at the airport. I waited for the Bishop to get off the plane. My long time friend carried his luggage. I looked at the Bishop and greeted him, and after I reminded him of the old vhs tape I saw him on, he asked, "Do I still look like I did then?!" I answered, "Oh yes.." He is quite an attractive priest.  He was quick with his wit and kept my atheist friend on his toes...Anyway, he's very proper and would not allow a hub but let me kiss his ring.  Then a priest from the retreat house in CT, Fr. Robinson came to pick him up.  Bishop Williamson spent a good 2 hours after his long flight from Argentina to NYC speaking with my friend and it was really a thrill.t of God.

Afterwards , I remember my boyfriend saying he thought the Bishop was an extraordinaryly kind person, who meaned well (He wasn't converted), and who was incredibly generous to meet with him after my request. He said the Bishop was humble, and that not many people would do something like that- to help someone's soul. (The traditional priests who come to say Mass at one of many SSPX Chapels in the US, go out of their way--traveling 2hrs or more, to come weekly and say Mass for the faithful.

Nothing is too much (the mentality of true Christians) to try to spread the Truth! :-)

I have a special place in my heart for Bishop Williamson--I think of him as a celebrity; his knowledge and ways of explaining things keep me quite rivited!

 

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    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      8 years ago

      @Stevennix2001,

      Thanks for taking the time to read my hub. I always value your comments. I am happy to have helped reaffirm some of your beliefs. This is truly the main reason for me writing, is to help in whatever way I can. Know that I'm always here, willing to discuss whatever you wish! ;)

      SGFR ~Take care my friend!

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      Steven Escareno 

      8 years ago

      Pretty good hub. I have to say this hub was very informative and definitely helped reaffirm some of my beliefs. To be honest, there are times that even I have doubts about my faith, but this hub helped me a lot. I'm glad you wrote it. I'm sorry to hear about what happened with your bf and the priest's meeting. However, this priest you spoke so highly of, sounds like an interesting guy. i'll have to look him up some more whenever i get the chance. thanks for writing this.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      8 years ago

      This is updated as of 10/5/2010

      I think you will find a lot more info. :)

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      8 years ago

      lxxy, I'm so glad, honestly, that you "loved this guy". Really, the more people that know him, or come across his work the better. It's nice to know "who's out there". I say again that he truly stimulates my intellect. So happy you enjoyed this.

    • lxxy profile image

      lxxy 

      8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      "deemed errors and not valid." I might change the errors to 'erroneous,' just sounds more fitting to me.

      I loved this guy. Not a christian, mind you, but not to say I'm an atheist/agnostic either. Unfortunately, I'm a "silly" spiritualist--but as you may meditate, I'm walking through space-time through astral projection.

      Either way, it is great to see a)such an older guy with a pulse on what's going on and b) your boyfriend enjoy such a lovely, stimulating conversation.

      Thank you for sharing this. Glad to see such a clear authority on all that contained in the Christian mythology and doctrine. I'll keep an eye out for him!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      8 years ago

      soumyasrajan,

      I am a very nice person! lol

      You are right, I should accept my boyfriend as he is, and I have learned from him. Someday I hope he converts (for his own good...) but I can be flexible and I appreciate his natural goodness.:)

      Thanks for a great comment!!

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      soumyasrajan 

      8 years ago from Mumbai India and often in USA

      Nice article schoolgirl! A very personal experience full of heart feelings. But I wonder why you are so particular that your boyfriend should also see truth just as you see it. Let him see reality and truth in the way he likes and enjoys. After all life is much more enjoyable if your companion has different ideas and style. Both learn from each other. That is very pleasing. It is more important to be a nice and pleasing person. Way you have written this article I feel that with all your innocence and heart feeling you must be a very nice person.

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