Welcome to the website of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, which was erected by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. The Ordinariate currently includes eleven worship communities across Australia.
OLSC Patronal Festival Unity ShowcaseThe Patronal Festival of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross falls on September 1st. Around this time some of our communities are holding special events to which anyone interested in finding out more about the Ordinariate, its worship, its distinctiveness and why it is a living example of what Christian unity looks like, are welcome to attend. For more information see this download.
On 31 July 2015 Mr. Kenneth Hagan was ordained to the diaconate and incardinated in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. Mr. Hagan was ordained by the Most Reverend Peter Comensoli at Saint Mary MacKillop Catholic Church, Warnervale, NSW.
On 18 July 2015 Deacon Ian Wilson, OLSC was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend Gregory O'Kelly at Saint Peter Claver's Catholic Church, Dulwich, SA.
We congratulate both Deacon Hagan and Father Wilson on their ordinations.
A number of Ordinariate newsletters are published on a regular basis to keep you informed (and educated!). Father Neil write a montly newsheet called "Australia Wide" and is published mid month. At the beginning of the month you will find a copy of "The Portal" which is published in the UK and contains some international Ordinariate stories. From time to time Monsignor Harry puts pen to paper (finger to computer actually) and publishes "Musings" and nearly always this is an opportunity for catechesis. Australia Wide (June edition) and Musings (12) have just been published can be downloaded from this website. The June edition of The Portal is also available to you. If you are feeling the cold grab some Ordinariate reading material, find a warm place, and relax and learn at the same time.
News: Cardinal Pell and Ballarat DioceseThe President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverence Denis Hart has recently published a media release supporting Cardinal George Pell in relation to allegations about the Cardinal that have recently been made at the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The statement can be read here.
Monsignor Langham Addresses Ordinariate Clergy: The Ordinariate as a model of realised unity.
On the twelth of February Monsignor Langham spent some time with the Ordinariate Clergy in London. Msgr Langham is formerly Secretary to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rome and is now Catholic Chaplain at Cambridge University. You can read Monsignor's Langham address here.