PLACES OF WORSHIP: Basilica is a church which has been given special privileges by the Pope.
CATHEDRAL: The special church of a Bishop in a diocese.
CHURCH: A house set apart where the worshipping community meet for mass and prayer.
CHAPEL: Small church or a side chapel of a larger church.
ORATORY: A private little church in a convent or house.
SHRINE: A big area set aside to honor Mary or some saints.
GROTTO: Usually a small area with a statue of Mary or poplar saints under a canopy.