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.
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.
Monsignor Entwistle has announced that The Reverend Deacon Ian Wilson OLSC will be ordained to the priesthood to minister in the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross, on Saturday 18 July 2015 at 10-00am by the Most Reverend Gregory O'Kelly, Bishop of Port Pirie in the Catholic Church of St Peter Claver, 8 Stuart Road, (Cnr Grandview Grove), Dulwich, South Australia. Laus Deo!
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.