Canadian priest appointed to the Personal Ordinariate in AustraliaMonday, March 25 2019
Today, the Holy Father has appointed Reverend Carl Reid as Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (Australia), following the resignation of Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle in conformity with the Code of Canon Law.
At the time of his appointment, Father Reid was a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of The Chair of St. Peter (U.S.A. and Canada). Previously, he served as pastor of Blessed John Henry Newman Ordinariate Community in Victoria (British Columbia), and was Dean of the Ordinariate communities in Canada. He will be installed as Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross on Tuesday 27 August, 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Mary’s in the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia.
What is a Personal Ordinariate?
A Personal Ordinariate is a canonical jurisdiction composed of clergy and lay faithful under the direction of an Ordinary who is equivalent in authority to a Bishop. The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross and the Personal Ordinariate of The Chair of St. Peter are composed of former members of the Anglican Church, both laity and clergy, who have entered as a group into full communion with the Catholic Church. These Personal Ordinariates are part of the Latin Catholic Church but maintain distinctive elements of their Anglican theological, spiritual and liturgical patrimony.