News from the Ordinariates

Saint Gregory the Great is a Community of The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, which includes the United States and Canada. The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham includes the United Kingdom. The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross includes Australia and Japan.

The following postings contain letter, articles, newsletters, and other publications from around the Ordinariates. To learn more about the Ordinariates, click here. Clicking the “Read More” link for a posting link takes you to a page where you can read the entire article or publication.

Read THE PORTAL from the UK for February 2018

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham includes the United Kingdom. It was the first of the Personal Ordinariates and was established in 2011. A monthly magazine, THE PORTAL, is for those in the Personal Ordinariates of the Catholic Church,  Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate, and all Catholic friends of the Ordinariates. Click here to view the February 2018… Read More

Musings of the Ordinary in Australia for January 2018

In this January edition of Musings of the Ordinary, Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross states, "As we begin this New Year the Church in Australia will be considering its response to the findings of the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse, to the SSM … Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for January 2018

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham includes the United Kingdom. It was the first of the Personal Ordinariates and was established in 2011. A monthly magazine, THE PORTAL, is for those in the Personal Ordinariates of the Catholic Church,  Anglicans who are interested in the Ordinariate, and all Catholic friends of the Ordinariates. Click here to view the January 2018… Read More

Musings of the Ordinary in Australia, December 2017

In this edition of Musings of the Ordinary, Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross discusses how, "The past twenty years has seen a significant shift in how our Australian society sees itself. An increasing number of people refuse to acknowledge that there is more to life than… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for December 2017

Click here to view the December 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom. This month's edition includes: Portal Comment by the Editors, "Remember those lost through abortion when you enter the stable at Bethlehem on 25th December" “Celebrate the Seasons!” a plea by Joanna… Read More

The Ordinariate is Eight — Happy Birthday!

Our community's good friend Brother Rex Norris reminds us today is the eighth anniversary of the signing and promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution erecting the structure for the Ordinariate within the Church. The first actual Ordinariate to be erected was that of Our Lady of Walsingham, for England and Wales, in 2011; our own —… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for November 2017

Click here to view the November 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom. This month's edition includes: Joint Statement on Abortion from the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland “With a sprinkling of holy water” by Joanna Bogle “Lines written below Fountains Abbey” from… Read More

Monsignor Entwhistle explains the Ordinariate

Monsignor Harry Entwistle of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross tells what the Ordinariate is all about: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross  includes worship communities across Australia… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for October 2017

Click here to view the October 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom. This month's edition includes: Portal Comment: "Catholic Women of the Year" "LOGS, Political Correctness...." by Joanna Bogle "Snapdragon has been dreaming – again!" "Robes and layout" by Fr. Mark Woodruff "A Catholic… Read More

What is the Ordinariate?

The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter recently published a one-page summary to explain what the Ordinariate is. Here is the PDF, which can be printed and distributed… Read More

“…a distant (possibly impossible) dream had now unexpectedly burst into the present…”

Click this link to read an interesting view of the history and current state of the first Ordinariate — for England and Wales — by one of its young Priests, five years after Pope Benedict erected the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham… Read More

One View of the English Ordinariate, Five Years On…

A friend at our host parish of Saint Patrick's in Stoneham was kind enough to forward this Catholic World Report article giving one journalist's appreciation of the state of the first Ordinariate (that of Our Lady of Walsingham) in its fifth year judged by a London parish's experience. The circumstances of the English Ordinariate are rather different from those in the… Read More

A Vaticanista’s Thoughts on the Appointment of our Bishop

The ORDINARIATE NEWS site is perhaps the most comprehensive site on the web for news of all the Ordinariates. Click the link to read one man's very thoughtful take on what the appointment of soon-to-be Bishop Lopes means in the context of the Church as a whole (specifically with regard to questions of continuity  or rupture between… Read More

A Message from—and about—Australia

Those who have attended Mass at Saint Gregory the Great or the first sessions of our Bible Study/Catechesis/Fellowship FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST over the last two weeks have had the opportunity to meet Kelly Clark, a visitor from the youngest and (to us) most distant of the Ordinariates, Our Lady of the Southern Cross… Read More