Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The Latest

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy

Cincinnati archbishop urges Catholics to reject state abortion amendment in November

Aug 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

“As Catholics, we are morally obliged to uphold the dignity of life of all vulnerable humans,” Archbishop Dennis Schnurr wrote... Read more

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

Father Earl Fernandes, son of immigrants from India, named next bishop of Columbus, Ohio

Apr 2, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes said Saturday that to his knowledge he will become the first Indian-American Roman Catholic bishop in... Read more

The Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, 2022.

Do the Bengals have a prayer? Will the Rams reach the Promised Land? LA, Cincy archbishops place their bets

Feb 9, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The archbishops of Los Angeles and Cincinnati announced a friendly wager on Wednesday, Feb. 9 ahead of the upcoming Super... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati archdiocese announces parish 'family' groups amid massive consolidation effort

Dec 6, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati this week announced plans for groupings of parishes, called “families,” which will greatly reduce the number... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati archdiocese implementing reorganization process of parish mergers

Oct 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is implementing a multi-year parish reorganization process which will transform the its 208 parishes into 60... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. Peter along with other bishops from the United States' Region VI during their ad limina visit to the Holy See.

Cincinnati archbishop: I would not have approved Biden’s visit to Catholic university

Jul 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Cincinnati on Tuesday said he was not informed of President Biden’s upcoming visit to a Catholic university... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, outside the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains at the bicentennial Mass for the archdiocese

Cincinnati archdiocese celebrates 200 years, looks forward 

Jun 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

On June 19, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati celebrated its bicentennial with a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving offered by Archbishop Dennis... Read more

Dioceses begin easing masking, social distancing restrictions 

May 17, 2021

Some Catholic dioceses have begun updating their COVID protocols for public Masses, as federal public health officials have introduced new... Read more

Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati

Cincinnati archdiocese to hold 300-mile Marian pilgrimage for bicentennial

Apr 30, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will mark its bicentennial with a walking Marian pilgrimage, helping the faithful prepare for the re-consecration... Read more

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer.

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns

Apr 16, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expressed concern this week about former Auxiliary Bishop Joseph... Read more

Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral on W 8th Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Former auxiliary bishop who mishandled reports of misconduct named pastor in Cincinnati archdiocese

Apr 13, 2021

A Catholic bishop who resigned last year as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati amid controversy for failure... Read more

The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati.

Cincinnati cathedral elevated to minor basilica

Aug 15, 2020

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced Saturday that Pope Francis has granted the title of Minor Basilica to the Cathedral of... Read more

Bishop Joseph Binzer.

Cincinnati auxiliary bishop resigns after failing to act on allegations

May 7, 2020

By Ed Condon

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cincinnati Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, who was accused in August of failing... Read more

Fr. Geoff Drew.

Prosecutor issued verbal warning to Cincinnati archdiocese about priest facing rape charges

Oct 24, 2019

A county prosecutor in Ohio walked back comments about a warning he issued to the Cincinnati archdiocese concerning a priest... Read more

Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati (File Photo/CNA)

Cincinnati archbishop 'anticipating' Vatican investigation into handling of abuse case

Sep 17, 2019

By Ed Condon

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati has submitted a report to Rome, following criticism of the archdiocese’s handling of allegations of... Read more

Fr. Geoff Drew.

Cincinnati Catholic raised 'red flags' about priest over a year before rape indictment

Aug 23, 2019

A Cincinnati news station is reporting on the contents of a letter, sent to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Auxiliary Bishop... Read more

Fr. Geoff Drew.

Cincinnati priest arrested and indicted for sexually abusing minor

Aug 19, 2019

A Cincinnati priest removed from ministry last month for grooming behavior has been indicted on nine counts of raping an... Read more

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer.

Auxiliary bishop did not disclose Cincinnati priest accusations

Aug 5, 2019

By Ed Condon

An auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and member of the USCCB committee on child protection, is facing accusations... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr- CNA file photo. Mercy Health logo- public domain.

Condom distribution at Catholic hospital stops after Cincinnati archdiocese speaks up

Apr 10, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A county-run needle exchange program hosted in a Catholic hospital’s parking lot has stopped distributing condoms, following action from Archbishop... Read more

Participants tip buckets of ice water over their heads for the Ice Bucket Challenge in Melbourne, Australia, Aug. 22, 2014.

Ohio archdiocese urges 'ice bucket' funds for pro-life research center

Aug 22, 2014

Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their... Read more