St. Peter in Chains

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With white limestone columns and a soaring single spire, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Downtown was once the tallest building in Cincinnati. It no longer holds that title, nor is it a just a cathedral.


Downtown Cincinnati's Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains will come alive with the a capella magic of England's The King Singers on February 19. A choral institution, having performed for half-a-century and on six continents, Jonathan Howard, bass singer from the group, is on the phone with Elaine Diehl to talk about the group and their music.

notre dame
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The Rev. Jan Schmidt of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral describes feeling sick to his stomach when he heard the news of the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. "It's that kind of feeling because of the history and spirit of what's being destroyed there."

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Thousands of Cincinnatians lined up to see the relics of Saint Padre Pio, an Italian priest known for his charity and love. Wednesday's one-day display at Saint Peter in Chains is part of a nationwide tour that continues October 5 in Texas.

My first visit to any church

Jun 6, 2014
Mark Heyne

On Thursday, I visited the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, which is in downtown Cincinnati.

Father Brian was the priest that day. He is the son of Chris Phelps of Cincinnati Public Radio, who took me to the church for noon Mass. A mother feels proud when her kid gets such opportunity in their beliefs. Chris was also happy. I was lucky enough to meet Father Brian, a tall, healthy young guy with a mustache and beard.