What's the Difference Between a Cathedral, a Basilica and a Shrine?

Question of Faith

Oct 10 2023 • 18 mins

(0:20): Administrative Assistant for the Office of Clergy, Christina Harrison joins us.

(1:00):  So what does Christina do in the chancery?

(3:50):  Christina's question came up in an RCIA group she led.

(5:20) Mike's article on this question on the difference between the Cathedral and the Basilica.

(5:50): Don't sit in the Bishop's chair!

(6:15):  What's a Basilica?

(6:50)   What's a Shrine?

(7:40):  Don't you need special permission to have a parish named a Basilica?

(8:40):   Christina has been to all the Cathedrals and Basilicas in Ohio.

(9:40):  A bit on Toledo's Cathedral.

(11:00)   Cincinatti's Cathedral-Basilica of St. Peter in Chains.

(11:40):   You can be all three things:  Cathedral, Basilica and Shrine.

(12:40)   If a Pope visits it's often named a Basilica.

(13:00)   The first Catholic Cathedral is in Baltimore and it is all three: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

(13:15):   Church Search goes to St John Neumann

(16:35):  Readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time