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.

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

THE PORTAL from the UK for September 2017

Click here to view the September 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, Will Burton’s monthly round-up A Walsingham summer by Joanna Bogle Ecumenism on the high seas: Snapdragon has had an ecumenical experience Catholic Liturgy is Diverse… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for August 2017

Click here to view the August 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 – Will Burton reflects Newman’s London – Joanna Bogle On the Ocean Wave – Snapdragon Patrimony: Is it important? – Fr. Mark Woodruff Syria and… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for July 2017

Click here to view the July 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom. This month's articles include: Will Burton: What a Saturday Night! Joanna Bogle: The Ordinariate at London Bridge Snapdragon: I have news for you!! Fr Mark Woodruff: The Maronites  The Ordinariate… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for June, 2017

Click here to view the June 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom… 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

THE PORTAL from the UK for May, 2017

Click here to view the May 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for April, 2017

Click here to view the April 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for March 2017

Click here to view the March 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for February, 2017

Click here to view the February 2017 edition of THE PORTAL, the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom… Read More

THE PORTAL from the UK for January, 2017

Click here to view the January 2017 edition of THE PORTAL,  the monthly review from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the United Kingdom… 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

David Murphy's Ordinariate Expats site is perhaps the most comprehensive site on the web for news of all the Ordinariates; he doesn't miss much, and what he puts up is worth reading. 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… 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