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.
Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!
(Christ hath risen! He hath risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia!)
On the celebration of the Paschal Feast of Easter, Monsignor Entwistle, the Clergy and all members of the Ordinariate community in Australia wish you a very happy and holy Easter.
The Holy Father's Easter Message
Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!
The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6).
This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death. ...more
On 26 March, 2015 Ian Wilson was ordained as a transition deacon by the Bishop of Port Pirie, The Right Reverend Gregory O'Kelly, SJ, to serve the Ordinariate community in Adelaide, South Australia. Along with Monsignor Entwistle we congratulate Ian for this important achievement and look forward to his ordination to the priesthood later in the year.
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.