The Shepherd's Voice
Archbishop Joseph Naumann teaches the Catholic Faith by interviewing Catholics who live it.

Naumann dialogues with pro-life leader, Deb Niesen and pro-life author/speaker Terry Beatley about Respect Life Month.  They explore the lies that lead to legalization and spread of the abortion industry in America and the doctor who wrote the abortion playbook only to later repent of death he wrought.

Terry Beatley will be coming Kansas to share the fascinating and true story that all Americans should know:

How Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the man known in the 1970s as “America's Abortion King", helped NARAL launch the national campaign for abortion-on-demand by deceiving the Courts and Americans and undermining the Church, and after his Saul-to-Paul conversion, became a staunch defender of life!

 

Direct download: 2019_9-22_Respect_LIfe_wt_Terry_Beatley_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm CDT

Naumann dialogues with Lesle Knop and Terri Lynn of the Stewardship and Development office about the stewardship sprituality of estate planning and how many Catholics evangelize with their last will and testament. 

There are many planned gift financial solutions that can save your heirs taxes, generate income for you, and at the same time provide a gift to help continue the mission of the Church in Northeast Kansas through the family of parishes, schools, and ministries. Please visit CatholicPlannedGiving.org to learn about these financial solutions in the How to Give and What to Give sections.

Direct download: 2019_9-15_Planned_Giving_eg_final_cut.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am CDT

Naumann dialogues with Tim Chik, director of the Savior Pastoral Center.  They discuss how this facility that hosts over 60,000 people each year with religious conferences and retreats will serve the Church  by the investment made by the One Faith, One Family, One Future in Christ capital campaign.

Direct download: 2019_9-8_Savior_1_Campaign_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09am CDT

Naumann interviews Colleen Carroll Campbell author of, The Heart of Perfection:  How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s

An award-winning author, former presidential speechwriter, and mother of four weaves stories of her own struggles against comparison and impossible expectations with those of seven ex-perfectionist saints (and one heretic) who show us how to pursue a new kind of perfection: freedom in Christ.

 

 

Direct download: 2019_8-25_Heart_of_Perfection_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dana Nearmyer and Emily Lopez about the upcoming Enflame Our Hearts Convocation, which is a three-day convening of key leaders, both clergy and laity, coming together to work, pray, learn and be inspired to become a wave of missionary disciples enflamed with the holy spirit.

Dana and Emily are part of the planning team that also includes Tim Chik and Fr. Gary Pennings. 

Direct download: 2019_Enflame_Convocation_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12am CDT

Naumann interviews Dr. Pat Castle, founder and executive director of, Life Runners  about their advocacy for life and their upcoming Finish Line events here in Kansas City.

Finish Line Events! For largest spanning Pro-Life event in the world with 5,359 miles, 12 million steps, 39 days wearing "REMEMBER The Unborn" jerseys, All In Christ for Pro-Life!

Register to walk or run Legs from July 4 to Aug 11th, order red "Freedom for All, Born and Unborn" Relay shirt, get a Relay medal - all at liferunners.org/across.

FINISH LINE EVENTS SCHEDULE (Aug 10th and 11th):
Sat, Aug 10th, 2019
* 4:30 PM – Mass at Divine Mercy Church with Archbishop Naumann, 555 W Main St, Gardner, KS. All Welcome!
* 6:00 PM – Dinner at Golden Corral, 13440 S Blackbob Rd, Olathe, KS.
* 8:00 PM – Where There Is Darkness movie, ORDER TICKETS at liferunners.org/movie, AMC Theatre, 12075 S. Strang Line Rd, Olathe, KS. See trailer at wherethereisdarkness.com/film.

Sun, Aug 11th, 2019
* 7:30 AM – Mass at St. Michael the Archangel, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS. All Welcome!
* 8:30 AM – Donuts/Coffee at St. Michael the Archangel, 14251 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS.
* 9:30 AM – Prayer rally at Planned Parenthood, 4401 W 109th St # 200, Leawood, KS. liferunners.org/creed.
* 10:30 AM – Run/walk finishing legs. Register.
* 12:30 PM – Celebration rally at Roe Park, 10400 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS.
* 12:45 PM – March final leg (only quarter mile) into finish with all four arms. Register.
* 1:00 PM – Free lunch in Roe Park, 10400 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS. RSVP at contact@liferunners.org.

* West Kickoff Event, San Francisco (July 4th): facebook.com/events/188623658718528.
* East Kickoff Event, New York City (July 4th): facebook.com/events/456609245095819.
* North Kickoff Event, Grand Forks (July 4th): facebook.com/events/1313822602099434.
* South Kickoff Event, San Antonio (July 4th): facebook.com/events/402680723912672.

 

 

Direct download: 2019_7-28_Life_Runners_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Report Investigator and former FBI agent, Jan Saylor; and Victim Assistance Coordinator, Linda Slater-Trimble about the how the archdiocese works to prevent abuse, protect children, cooperate with law enforcement to report allegations, and care for victims who have been hurt.

How to report suspicious behavior or abuse.

Direct download: 2019_7-21_Victim_Assistance.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm CDT

Naumann interviews Ken and Patty Billinger about Project Chrysalis, a new grief support group for parents and grandparents who have lost a child.

Every great grief conceals a great grace. Project Chrysalis is a new Catholic ministry designed to help parents who have lost a child find hope through Sacred Scripture and community, all while adhering
to the teaching of the Magisterium.  While this ministry is not a bereavement group, our mission is to offer support and hope through scripture in a time of transformation. 

For more information, contact Ken or Patty   Billinger at 913-634-4210 or email billinger@archkck.org.  You can also find more information on our website at www.hopeinscripture.com or on our Facebook page - @projectchrysaliskc.  The group is open to parents who have lost a child or grandparents who have lost a child                                    

Direct download: 2019_7-14_Grief_Ministry_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

Naumann interviews Vince Eimer the Retreat Director for Christ's Peace House of Prayer about an upcoming Prayer and Fasting retreat the weekend of July 14th.

 

 

Direct download: 2019_7-7_Prayer_and_Fasting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35am CDT

Naumann talks to Ryan O'Laughlin of Catholic Radio about the upcoming inter-diocesan Pitching for Priests softball game at Community America Ball Park, Friday July 5th, which raises money to support our seminarians.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am CDT

Naumann talks with Chuck Weber of the Kansas Catholic Conference and Deb Niesen with the Pro-Life Office about Religious Freedom Week and the upcoming Religious Freedom Rally, Sunday June 30th at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park.

Direct download: 2019_6-23_Religous_Freedom_Rally_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19am CDT

Naumann dialogues with the Superintendent of Archdiocesan Schools, Dr. Kathy O'Hara as she prepares to retire.   They look back upon her career and reflect upon the spiritual work of mercy that is Catholic education.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

Naumann interviews Sam Meier, MA, LPC about how to keep our kids and families safe from the ubiquitous danger of online pornography.

Since 2007, Sam has worked at the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas with the My House Initiative - an archdiocesan program for protecting families and marriages from pornography. Sam was a therapist and group leader at a well- known counseling center for pornography and sexual addiction with Dr. Douglas Weiss. Sam is currently enrolled in the SATP Institute with Dr. Todd Bowman and Dr. Mark Laaser.

Direct download: 2019_6-9_Keeping_KIds_Safe_Online_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Naumann dialogues with Jennifer Valenti, the new director of child and youth protection,  they discuss how the Church is working proactively to protect children and vulnerable adults, and empowering the community to report and prevent abuse.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29pm CDT

Naumann interviews Alicia and Mike Hernon the co-creators of “The Messy Family Project,” a ministry devoted to coaching parents on how to strengthen their marriage and family life.

 
Direct download: 2019_5-26_Messy_Family_Project_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

Naumann dialogues with Rodney Whittington, CEO of Villa St. Francis about this 5 star nursing home that gives care to both rich and poor.  They also discuss the ONE Faith, ONE Family, ONE Future in Christ capital campaign and how it is securing a great future for the vital KC area ministry to the elderly and infirm.

Direct download: 2019_5-_19_Villa_ONE_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm CDT

Naumann interviews journalist and Catholic convert, Sohrab Ahmari, about his book, From Fire, by Water, that tells the story of his growing up in Iran and the intellectual and spiritual journey that lead him from Marxist atheism to the Catholic Faith.

"Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.

In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice."

 

 

Direct download: 2019_5-5_Sorab_Ahmari_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am CDT

Naumann speaks with Tom Racunas, Special Needs Consultant, about some great opportunities for families who have children with special needs.   

 

Direct download: 2019_4-7_Special_Needs_Camp_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT

Naumann interviews Ann Marie Alvey about Project Rachel and Project Joseph,  the Church's ministry for women and men hurting from the choice of abortion.  

Project Rachel is available at no cost to help anyone, regardless of faith, who has had an abortion, whether recent or many years ago.

Project Rachel offers women a path to healing after an abortion. This ministry offers hope and forgiveness in a non-judgmental and confidential atmosphere.

There is also a separate ministry for men - Project Joseph

 

Direct download: 2019_3-31_Project_Rachel_final_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with liturgist, Michael Podrebarac about the sacrament of confirmation.  They explore how this sacrament gives courage, the role of sponsors, and why 8th grade is a great time to get confirmed.

 

Direct download: 2019_3-24_Confirmation_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:11pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Abby Johnson about the upcoming movie based on her life...

Unplanned 

In Theaters March 29, 2019

https://www.unplannedfilm.com/

Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.

All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
 

Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

 

Take a friend and go see this movie.  It is truly life changing.

 

Unplanned 

In Theaters March 29, 2019

https://www.unplannedfilm.com/

 

 

Direct download: 2019_3-10_UnPlanned_final_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26am CDT

Naumann Interviews Dr. Troy Hinkel, of School of Faith, about Racial Healing and the US Bishops' pastoral letter against racism:  Open Wide our Hearts.  

Direct download: 2019_3-3_Racial_Healing_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm CDT

An encore presentation of an interview Naumann did with Christopher West in 2017 because West is coming back to Kansas City with a Made for More event at Prince of Peace in Olathe.  April 4th from 7:00-9:30 pm.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

Naumann interviews Bishop Olmsted

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

Naumann interviews Deacon John Stanley, prison ministry coordinator for the Archdiocese, along with volunteer Nancy Schnegelberger.  They discuss the Gospel call for restorative justice and how Catholics can live out this crucial work of mercy.

Direct download: 2019_1-13_Prison_Ministry_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05pm CDT