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

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Curtis Keddy, Deacon Candidate and Associate Director of Formation with the Office of Permanent Diaconate about how the Lord called him and the mystery of this Holy Order of service.

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Each Lent, the Archbishop runs commercials to encourage Catholics to experience the healing power of the sacrament of reconciliation.  So in addition to their normal schedules, our priests make confessions available Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm at the churches of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  

These are the 30 second spots  in English that will run this year on local radio stations and streaming services.

We have also recorded one in Spanish that will air on Spanish speaking stations.

Direct download: 2024_Arch_Conf_30_sec_spot.mp3
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Archbishop dialogues with Toby Cook and Jason Davis about being a man in the Church and the upcoming Men Under Construction retreat.

Saturday February 17th at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park. Tickets are on sale at menunderconstruction.org.

In Kansas City we are blessed to have a one-day men’s conference that usually happens the first Saturday of Lent where hundreds of men from across the Kansas City metro for meet for a day of spiritual renewal and fellowship.  They always feature outstanding Catholic speakers, mass and a chance to go the confession (plus they feed you well).

This will be the 27thconference and will happened Saturday February 17th at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park. Tickets are on sale at menunderconstruction.org.

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Jason Davis and Toby Cook about the upcoming 10th annual  FIRE men's retreat

Feb 10-11, 2024
 
"FIRE: Be Strong. We aim to build Catholic men to help build the Domestic Church. Men walking, playing, praying and building together on the path to stronger families, stronger business leadership, stronger communities. Join us for the 10th FIRE Retreat under the stars at Prairie Star Ranch."
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Archbishop Naumann talks with Abbey Foard, associate director of Desert Stream about how this ministry develops SAFE HEALING COMMUNITIES for the local church to help people who are sexually and relationally hurting.  They talk about the LGBTQ agenda, the damage it does and how the Church compassionately, yet, truthfully accompanies those who experience these issues.

Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries provides help for Christians struggling with sexual and relational problems.  Their help is based on the biblical foundation of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Craig Soto and Kimberly Flores about the healing they received at the Life Giving Wounds and how they are now helping lead the upcoming January 2024 LGW Retreat here in Kansas City.

The Life-Giving Wounds retreat is a unique opportunity for young adults (18+) and adults with divorced or separated parents to reflect intentionally on the wounds caused by their family’s breakdown, together with others who know this pain and knowledgeable, compassionate retreat leaders. With the help of God, retreat attendees learn to see how their life-draining wounds can become a life-giving mission of love for themselves, their relationships, and others.

 

The Next local retreat will be here in Kansas City on weekend of January 12th to the 14th, Starting on a Friday evening and ending Sunday Afternoon.

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dan Spencer founder of Legacy of Faith, a ministry that equips Catholic Grandparents to be a positive spiritual influence in their grandchildren's lives and help future generations remain faithful to Christ and His Church.

Archbishop shares some of his family history while reflecting upon the role his grandparents played in his faith journey, and the two share some real practical advice on how grandparents can be harmoniously engaged in the Faith lives of their grandchildren.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. William Slattery, Ph.D about his book: Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build-and Can Help Rebuild-Western Civilization.  

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Brian Westbrook founder and executive director of Coalition Life, a leader in sidewalk counseling whose mission is to end abortion peacefully and prayerfully. 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Brian Westbrook founder and executive director of Coalition Life, a leader in sidewalk counseling whose mission is to end abortion peacefully and prayerfully. 

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Archbishop Nauamann dialogues with Vince Eimer about how his monastic background informs the caretaking of the Christ's Peace House of Prayer.   Everyone should take time for God by making a retreat, and so the archdiocese helps to make it possible with this wonderful place.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon the Black Catholic experience by dialoguing with Barbara Bailey, Jonathan Goering and Andre Randle who were members of the Archdiocesan delegation to the National Black Catholic Congress along with Deacon Bill Scholl.

They are all members of Our Lady & St. Rose parish which has the distinction of being a national parish which features African American spirituality.

They reflect upon the heroic witness of African American Catholics who have had to forgive much in order to persevere in the sacramental life and how being a Black Catholic Christian is way more common than many Americans might think. 

The National Black Catholic Congress convenes a gathering every five years. Each one renews and develops their mission with a Pastoral Plan to equip the Church in American to evangelize and enhance the spiritual and physical well being of African Americans as full members the Church and society.  This year the Congress XIII happened in National Harbor Maryland in the DC area with the theme of “Write the Vision: A Prophetic Call to Thrive”

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Archbishop Naumann debriefs with fellow pilgrims, AJ Hastings and Yariet Reyes-Guizar about their recent experiences at World Youth Day 2023 in Portugal.  Rick Cheek, consultant for the Office of Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth, who lead the youth on the trip also joins the conversation.

 

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Brad and Libby Dupont of the Marriage and Family Life  ministry  about the 3 Pillars of a Joyful Marriage and some of the tips and techniques for couples to live out happily God's calling for them in their marriage.

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Phillip Cosby the State Director for the American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri about Phil's recent arrival into full communion with the Catholic Church, and how Jesus's words, "For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink" 6:55 in the Gospel of John compelled him.

They also discuss Phil's longtime activism against the porn industry's  unfettered access to children and the challenges and joys of following Jesus when he calls you to engage in public policy struggles for justice.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Donnelly College President, Monsignor Stuart Swetland about what makes this junior college so special and why Catholics and non-Catholics alike find it to be an amazingly affordable and formative eduction.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews author Dawn Eden Goldstein about her recent book: Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.'s Spiritual Sponsor,

They explore the life of this extraordinary priest and what his life can teach us as followers of Christs and as human beings.

Dawn Eden Goldstein is the author of several books, including The Thrill of the Chaste, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, Remembering God's Mercy, and Sunday Will Never Be the Same. At the age of thirty-one, Dawn underwent a dramatic conversion to Christianity that ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church. She wrote a book about this and we had her on the show: Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock & Roll Journalist Opens Her Ears to God.

She received her doctorate in sacred theology summa cum laude from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2016, becoming the first woman in the university's history to earn a canonical doctorate. She has taught at universities and Catholic seminaries in the United States, England, and India.

Father Ed is the first biography of Father Edward Dowling, SJ, whose guidance transformed Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson's life and deepened the spirituality of the twelve-step movement.

 

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Pitching for Priests just had its 9th year and so we decided to play the original show from July 2014. Msgr. Mullen and Jim O'Laughlin  talk with Archbishop Naumann about the tradition that inspired the event.

 

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Archbishop Naumann talks with Paul & Tracy Satterfield, coordinators for Retrouvaille of Kansas City about how this marriage ministry for couples in crisis is for many a miraculous path to healing that saves marriages and families.  They also discuss the devastation of divorce and how it ultimately is not so often the easy path in the long run.  

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Jaime Zarse, the former pastor of Sacred Heart in Sabetha, St. Augustine in Fidelity and St. James in Wetmor, and his team Annie Deters, Greta Heinman, and Gina Salman about their experience in cultivating an Amazing Parish.

Amazing Parish is a movement in the Church that gives busy pastors coaching to form effecting leadership teams and improve the organization health of the parish, and then provides pastors and their teams the tools they need to transform their parishes—moving from maintenance mode to mission communities that are truly alive.

 

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Emily Lopez, Director of Adult Evangelization, about the Revival of Eucharistic Amazement initiative, that will be kicked off at the parish level on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday June 11th. 

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Archbishop Naumann talks Social Justice with Tim Rives, the new Community Outreach Coordinator for the the Office for Social Justice.  They clear up what social justice is and isn't and how we as Catholics are called to engage the community out of our love for Christ in advocacy for the flourishing of all people.

Tim Rives is the new member of our Justice, Life, and Advocacy team with the Office of Social Justice who will be focused on reaching out to our parishes in a process of discerning how we can apply the principles of Catholic Social Doctrine to organize grass-roots efforts to help the poor advocate for themselves and to make life better for everyone in our communities.   He has a background in history and is also the author of the book: The Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Kansas published by The History Press

 

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Archbishop interviews three sisters from the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary: Sr. Lucia María, Sr. Kelly Grace, and Sr. Monica Bernadette Arguello.  They talk about the history and the charism of this new order and their ministry here  in the archdiocese.

 

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Denise Ogilvie, Chief Mission Officer for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas about how Catholics make the love of Christ tangible to the community through support and volunteering.

Also the Golf Tournament.

The 42nd Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Golf Classic

May 15, 2023

Lake Quivira Country Club

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Archbishop Naumann concludes his reflection on the Passion narrative of John by showing how the blood and water that flows from our Lord's pierced side is connected to the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation.  

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Archbishop reflects on the messages from the cross.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Susan Pieper one of the founders of the Catholic Spiritual Mentorship Program and two Catholic Spiritual Mentors, Arnie Gaus and Christine Tsigolaroff about their experiences.

Holy Family School of Faith Institute offers a two-year course of study combining eight distance learning courses with four one-week intensive sessions offered in-residence at Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The program aims to form Spiritual Mentors to serve as guide and companion to others on their journey to holiness. It is designed for Catholics who have a desire to develop a deep prayer and sacramental life, to increase their knowledge of the Catholic faith, to grow in the virtues and a desire to help others do the same.

 

 

 

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Archbishop Naumann examines Pilate's dilemma and questions who is really free in this situation. When it comes down to it, who do you choose the World or the Lord?

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Daniel Meola, president and cofounder of Life Giving Wounds and  Brad Dupont, new lead consultant for Marriage and Family Life in this second interview about the ministry.

Life Giving Wound’s mission is to help young adults and adults with divorced and separated parents give voice to their pain and find deep spiritual healing. They do this as a Catholic, peer-led ministry by providing unique means for Christ to transform their life-draining wounds into life-giving resources of faith, hope, love, and joy for themselves, their relationships, and the Church.

 

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Archbishop Naumann explores Jesus's encounter with Pontius Pilate and the question of truth.

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In this second installment of Archbishop Joseph Naumann's reflections of the Passion according to John, he shares how we as disciples can pray into this scripture and reflects upon how Jesus loves us even when we betray him like Peter.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Trudy Boynton, one of the organizers of  this year’s Women’s Conference of Healing and Forgiveness

The 3-day Women’s Conference of Healing and Forgiveness, entitled “Renewed by His Love,” will be held May 4-6, 2023 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

The conference will include: Inspirational guest speakers Candlelight Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, A wine and cheese social event on Friday evening, Mass offered by Archbishop Joseph Naumann at 4 p.m. on Saturday

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Archbishop Naumann reflects on the passion narrative of John part 1: JOHN 18 1-11, Jesus is Arrested. 

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Archbishop Naumann interview Sister Miriam Heidland about the power of Christ's healing in her life and her ministry to how we can   approach our Savior of the saving he so ardently desires to give.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews his new Director of Human Resources, Bob Roper. They reflect on how Faith and work intersect and how God calls lay Catholics especially to transform the world by their joy.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Lee McMahon the new Evangelization Consultant about the New Evangelization and how we as Catholics can live a fuller Faith by sharing it with others.

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with the staff of Catholic Community Hospice about how Kansas City is blessed to have its own Catholic Hospice and why it is important for Catholic families meet with Catholic Hospice (913-621-5090) when in need of palliative and end of life care.

 

Archbishop interviews:  

Deacon Jim Lavin, chaplain

Nurse Samantha Fatall RN, and

Tiffany Howell-Clair,  Business Director

 

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Dan Meola, president and cofounder of LIfe Giving Wounds.

Life Giving Wound’s mission is to help young adults and adults with divorced and separated parents give voice to their pain and find deep spiritual healing. They do this as a Catholic, peer-led ministry by providing unique means for Christ to transform their life-draining wounds into life-giving resources of faith, hope, love, and joy for themselves, their relationships, and the Church.

Direct download: 2022_12-4_Life_Giving_Wounds_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann is interviewed by Deacon Bill Scholl about the Kerygma and an initiative in the Archdiocese for all the priests and deacons to preach the Kerygma during advent.

They base their discussion on Fr. John Riccardo's book

Rescued: The Unexpected and Extraordinary News of the Gospel

Fr. Riccardo teaches that, "Kerygma is the Greek word for “proclamation.” It refers to the basic message of the gospel. But “basic” doesn’t mean “ordinary.” When St. Paul says that the gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16), he doesn’t mean Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He means the proclamation of all that God has done for us in his Son, Jesus. He means the kerygma.

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Marco Casanova, Assistant Director of Desert Stream Ministries

Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries provides help for Christians struggling with sexual and relational problems. This help is based on the biblical foundation of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Kristin Selby, about Catholic Charities'   New Roots for Refugees, a program that empowers families from the refugee community to start farm businesses by growing and selling produce through farmer’s markets, wholesale, and New Roots’ Farm Share.

Farmers enter the New Roots four-year program with agricultural expertise from their home country and grow produce according to organic standards.

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Archbishop Naumann talks with Michael Poderbarac of the Worship and Liturgy office  about Transcendence in the Liturgy.

 

 

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Archbishop dialogues with Catherine (Suprenant) Cheney the  new Director of City on a Hill.

“City on a Hill is an apostolate that reaches over 2,000 young adults on a yearly basis. With over 600 engaged members (weekly or biweekly involvement) and 100 young adults in formal leadership roles, City on a Hill is one of the foremost Catholic young adult communities in the nation.”

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Susie Boster a foster care respite provider and Deb Niesen of the Pro-Life Office about how Catholics can discern becoming foster parents and supporting families who open their homes to kids in need by starting a Foster Care Ministry at their parish.

You can learn more my going to http://archkcks.com/foster

 

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  • Archbishop Naumann speaks with Camille Pickhinke, Director of Community Engagement for Catholic Charities about how local food pantries are in urgent need of food donations.

    With the rising cost of food, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing Catholic Charities food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the need to feed our neighbors in need is critical.

    HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

    • Donate food items at your local parish food drive. For a list of where to find our food truck in the KC Metro visit our website: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/food-drives
    • Host a food drive. Contact Camille at cpickhinke@catholiccharitiesks.org to schedule.
    • Go shopping. Take the list with you to the grocery store and purchase items from our most needed list and donate to your local Catholic Charities food pantry.
    • Donate at the Hy-Vee Food Drive. Find our volunteers throughout the month on Saturdays at area Hy-Vee stores: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/food-drives
    • Shop from our Amazon Wish List. Click “add to cart” from wherever you are and have food items delivered directly to our warehouse for distribution to our food pantries.    Find our list here: https://shorturl.at/bEFQY or scan this QR code
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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dr. Michael Pakaluk about his life of faith and the importance of ethics.

MICHAEL PAKALUK is a professor of ethics and social philosophy in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Harvard and studied as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. An expert in ancient philosophy, he has published widely on Aristotelian ethics and the philosophy of friendship and done groundbreaking work in business ethics. His previous books include Other Selves: Philosophers on FriendshipThe Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God, and most recently The Memoirs of St. Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel according to Mark. He lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with his wife, Catherine Pakaluk, a professor of economics, and their eight children.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews journalist Alexandra DeSanctis about her new book  Tearing Us Apart.  Also Naumann reflects on Church's support of  the Value Them Both Amendment and why it failed to pass.

Alexandra DeSanctis is the  co-author of: Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing, which she co-wrote with Ryan T. Anderson

Alexandra DeSanctis is a writer at National Review and a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  Alexandra publishes frequently in National Review's print and online magazines, covering politics, abortion, the pro-life movement, elections, and religion.

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Ann Marie Alvey about the work the Church does in helping women and men heal from participating in an abortion.

If you could use help or know someone who does, you can call Ann Marie at: 913-621-2199 or go to projectrachelkc.com

The Mission of Project Rachel and Project Joseph is to help post-abortive women and men understand what took place with the abortion experience, and its impact on their lives and relationships. Struggles with sadness, anger, shame and regret can be overwhelming. These emotions can be crippling and prevent people from living life to the fullest.  Our goal is to accompany and assist people on this healing journey, free of judgement and condemnation, leading them on a path towards forgiveness, freedom and peace.

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Archbishop Naumann  dialogues with several women: Dr. Angelique Pritchett, MD, board certified specialist in family medicine, Leah Conner, Executive Director of Wyandotte Pregnancy Center, and Debra Niesen Pro-Life Consultant for the Archdiocese, about why Kansas  women are voting yes on the Value Them Both Amendment being held on Tuesday, August 2nd.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Project Rachel and Project Joseph coordinator Ann Marie Alvey about how the trauma of abortion, which though common, is often overlooked; and how the Church accompanies women and men who have participated in an abortion to find healing.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Tim Chik the Director of Savior Retreat Center about the life-sized Pieta on display at Savior center, and how people can help make this display permanent.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and Arte Divine LLC, recently brought  a life-size marble casting of Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’.

 The Carrara marble, exact casting of Michelangelo’s Pieta, will be the 57th of only 100 authorized to be created and placed.

 

 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues about the question of freedom with Sohrab Ahmari, author of The Unbroken Thread and the Wisdom of Tradition, 

Sohrab Ahmari is a contributing editor of The American Conservative and a visiting fellow of Franciscan University's Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life. Previously, he spent nearly a decade at News Corp., as op-ed editor of the New York Post and as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London. His latest book is The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with J.P. De Gance, President and CEO of Communio, about his new book: Endgame: The Church’s Strategic Move to Save Faith and Family in America.

Communio is a nonprofit that consults with churches equipping them with proven strategies and technologies to solve our nation’s family and faith crisis.

Co-Author of : Endgame: The Church’s Strategic Move to Save Faith and Family in America

Co-Written with Dr. John Van Epp PhD, founder of LoveThinks, Endgame diagnoses the root cause of the collapse of faith in Jesus Christ and how churches can solve the crisis.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Deb Niesen, Pro-Life Consultant for the Archdiocese, on how the Value Them Both Amendment will protect children and women; and how Kansans can get involved in the movement.

 

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Archbishop dialogues with Dr. Tory Baucum about his conversion and mission to help families and  marriages with the upcoming Family Week  retreat, May 22-28, 2022

Family Week is a week-long family enrichment retreat hosted by the Benedictine College Center for Family Life. Couples and families come to Family Week for a unique retreat experience that explores the “why and how” of marriage and family through a Catholic lens. It's a dynamic seven days of deep and engaging talks, fellowship, prayer, and fun activities for the whole family. Families of all faith traditions welcome.

Dates: Sunday May 22 till. Saturday May 28, 2022

Lodging and scholarships available.   www.benedictine.edu/familyweek 

 

 

 

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Archbishop concludes his reflection on the Eucharist with John's account of the washing of feet.  Jesus teaches that people of the Eucharist are called to be "foot washers", servant leaders willing to do what ever it takes to make the love of God present in the world.  The Eucharist is not just the source and summit of our faith, but  the source and summit of our mission.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Sister Eva Marie Ackerman, the archdiocesan delegate for religious and consecrated life, about the vocation and service of Catholics who take religious vows.

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Archbishop concludes his reflection on the Bread of Life discourse found in the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John.  He reflects upon how how the doctrine of the True Presence  startled his first followers and yet the early Church believed from the very beginning that Jesus is physically and divinely present in the Eucharist.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects on the gift of the Eucharist that many Catholics miss because they don't quite believe in Christ's real presence.

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Archbishop Naumann continues to walks us through the "Bread of Life Discourse" in the Gospel of John by exploring the ramifications of the Real Presence.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Sr. Briege McKenna about her vocation and experiences of Christ's healing through the Eucharist.  They discuss the need for revival in  Eucharistic Amazement among Catholics because as Sister says, "Christ does not need to be defended, He just needs to be proclaimed."

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Mary Hasson, JD, co-founder of the Person Identity Project, whose mission is to assist the Catholic Church in promoting the Catholic vision of the human person and responding to the challenges of gender ideology.

They dialogue about how as Christians we are called to be apostles of love and of truth, and how someone cannot do one without the other.  True compassion is always grounded in reality and one cannot truly love another by condoning a falsehood.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Romiro Chan the new archdiocesan director of Hispanic ministry.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Gavriella Geller, Executive Director of the Kansas City Jewish Community Relations Bureau / American Jewish Committee.   They discuss how Catholics and people of good will can be more aware of and confront anti-semitism.

 

"I met Gavriella last Fall when I had the privilege of touring the Union Station exhibit: Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away, and then participating in a conversation with other KC area clergy about the problem of antisemitism.  Sadly, in January we were all reminded of the reality of how Jew’s don’t feel safe to go to worship, when a gunman took hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville Texas.  So, I invited Gavriella to come help us better understand the growing problem of antisemitism and what we as Catholics can do."  Deacon Bill Scholl

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews John Dahlstrand, the archdiocesan consultant for adult evangelization, about his work with Called and Gifted to help Catholics discern God's call in their lives.

Called and Gifted is a process to help Catholics discover their particular spiritual gifts which God has given for service of others.

 

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Archbishop Naumann and Deb Neisen, pro-life consultant for the archdiocese, discuss the upcoming March for LIfe and the current status of the Abortion issue in the U.S. They explore how 2022 holds great hope for and peril to the protection of the unborn and the women harmed by abortion.  

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am CST

Archbishop Naumann interviews two leaders of the Legion of Mary, Larry Goddard, president of the Archdiocesan Comixium and Lisa Amayo a leader of a local presidium about the ministry of Legion of Mary in its centennial year.

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbor on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. The first meeting of the Legion of Mary took place in Myra House, Francis Street, Dublin, Ireland, on 7 September, 1921.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am CST

Advent starts the new year liturgically, and so in this show Deacon Bill Scholl interviews Archbishop Naumann about some of the exciting initiatives of the Catholic Church that are coming in 2022.  Naumann shares about his time as pro-life chair, the upcoming Value Them Both Amendment, and the Eucharistic Amazement movement, and a very quick shout out to the Synod on Synodality.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm CST

Archbishop Naumann interviews Josh Ruoff, the new Consultant for Special Needs Ministry for the Archdiocese.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Lauren Solidum, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, about the Catholic Church's  efforts to relocate Afghan refugees here in our community, and how people can help in this crucial work of mercy.

Recently in response the humanitarian crisis caused by NATO withdrawl from Afghanistan, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to participate in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Evacuation Project alongside of other Catholic Charities agencies and community partners to assist Afghan refugees with resettlement. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am CST

Archbishop Naumann interviews Ruth Tisdale, the executive director of Advice and Aid pregnancy resource centers.  They discuss the issue of abortion, and how these centers help women in crisis pregnancies with information and support; and dispel some common myths about pregnancy resource centers.

You can support Advice and Aid by registering for the October 14th banquet.  The in person event is sold out but for a $25 donation one can view online by registering here.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Vince Anch, Executive Director of the Catholic Education Foundation and their upcoming gala event that celebrates the heroism of our Catholic school teachers: Gaudeamus which happens Saturday, October 23rd.

 

The Catholic Education Foundation provides access to education for at-risk students at the lowest poverty levels. By helping these children, and their families, they transform their lives with access to an exceptional K-12 Catholic education where academic rigor, faith and social support are prioritized.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Marco Casanova, of Desert Stream Ministries about the Living Waters program.  

"Living Waters provides a thoughtful and safe place to look at the ways we’ve become ensnared. Through weekly times of worship, teaching and small group prayer, our program leaders walk with participants in their struggle so they can live in freedom and truth. We pray for God’s healing to restore broken areas of life so that people can “love well” as God intended.

Living Waters is a 20 week closed group for men and women seeking healing in their lives. It is an intensive and unique small group. Ultimately, we learn how to press into Jesus more deeply, allowing Him to meet our needs and transform us for His Kingdom purposes. With groups all over the world, and with over thirty years of ministering God’s healing love, the Living Waters program is a proven path of healing."

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Deacon Steve Greco, founder of Spirit Filled Hearts ministry, about the upcoming online Saint Joseph Summit.  

This virtual event pilgrimage happens Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021 and will feature over 30 speakers, such as:  Scott Hahn, Leah Darrow, Jason and Chrystalina Evert, Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Naumann and many more.

You can register for free and attend the event live at no cost, and recordings are available with a paid registration.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am CST

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Leon Suprenant, co-director of the The Office of the Permanent Diaconate and Deacon Tom Mulvenon about a new cohort opening up for Catholic men to discern a vocation to be a deacon.

The Office of the Permanent Diaconate is offering a series of Information Nights this fall at the following locations:

All information nights begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Catherine Contreras, President of Vox Vitae about their efforts to form the next generation to be pro-life advocates.

The Vox Vitae Catholic Pro-Life Camp fosters a deep love and understanding of the Catholic faith and equips teens to be courageous and active voices for life. Together, the campers explore the truth of Catholicism, the destruction wrought by abortion and euthanasia, the beauty of chastity and holiness, the harms of homosexual activity and transgenderism, and the importance of civic awareness and involvement. The campers practice dialoguing and defending their faith and pro-life views against those who disagree.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:44pm CST

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Janette Howe, founder of the Seven Sisters Apostolate, which is a ministry that mobilizes women to do a Holy Hour for an individual priest or bishop each day.  "A call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop—a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ."

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Travis Mecum about his later in life vocation to the priesthood.  They discuss what makes for a good priest and how God calls us to be persistent in the pursuit of his will for us.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am CST

Archbishop Naumann interviews professor Dave Geenens about his new book, Truth and the Transcendent Business, Heresy or Prophesy? 

They discuss the vocation of Catholic executives and the vital role free markets informed by a transcendent moral vision play in providing for the common good.

 

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For Religious Freedom Week, Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Chuck Weber, Executive Director of the Kansas Catholic Conference.  They discuss what separation of Church and State really means, threats to religious freedom, the Value them Both Amendment   and how we as Catholics are called to serve the common good by active citizenship.

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Naumann interviews author and podcaster, Chloe Langr about her new book Letters to Women and  they reflect upon the feminine genius.

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Archbishop Naumann talks with Bob and Kelly Specht about the loss of their son Carl to suicide, and how we can compassionately respond with better mental health awareness to prevent such tragedies.

Bob and Kelly Specht are the founders of Carl's Cause.

‘Carl’s Cause’ is a 501 (c)(3) which promotes mental health awareness.  It was created following the devastating loss of an amazing young man, Carl Specht at age 27. Their goal is to bring mental health awareness to the ‘stadium level’, where it’s ok to talk openly about mental health among families, friends, co-workers and children of all ages.

 

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During this Mental Health Awareness Month, Archbishop Naumann interviews Tom Racunas with the Archdiocesan Office for Special Needs along with clinical psychologists  Dr. Jaqueline Pfeifer and Dcn. Mike Moffitt about the Fully Alive initiative to equip the Church to tend to mental health.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Mary Dudro, translator of Bernadette Chovelon’s Salt and Light: The Spiritual Journey of Élisabeth and Félix Leseur.

This true story explores the tender relationship between an unbelieving husband and a faithful wife who trusts God completely is a compelling witness to the transformative power of love.

Élisabeth and Félix Leseur began their life together in France as a carefree young couple with a bright future ahead of them. They were beautifully and compatibly matched, except for one major difference—Élisabeth was a devout Catholic, and Félix was a firmly decided atheist. As they faced the seasons of life together, their relationship was tested, and both were called to deep spiritual transformation.

Out of love for her husband, Élisabeth spent her life offering her many sufferings for the sake of his conversion. After her death, and in response to the profound love he encountered in her writings, Félix converted and offered the rest of his life to God as a Dominican priest.

This biography is a lovely narrative of their marriage and the transformative power of God's love and grace in their lives. It also presents a charming picture of upper-middle-class French society at the turn of the last century. The cause for the canonization of Élisabeth Leseur has been opened by the Catholic Church.

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Naumann interviews Jason Clark, the executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute about the upcoming free TOB Virtual Conference. April 30-May 2 

Hosted by Theology of the Body Institute, the TOB Virtual Conference April 30-May 2 will feature dozens of prominent speakers and artists  — showing how Theology of the Body applies to everyday life, how it will transform your prayer life, how it can bring healing of the deepest wounds in yourself and with others, and how it will bring your Catholic faith alive in new and brilliant ways. 

Jesus’ first words in the Gospel of John are: “What are you looking for?” We invite you to take this weekend to unite with tens of thousands of men and women around the world who are looking for the joy and fulfillment that Christ holds out for each of us. Invite your family and friends and log in at any time during the weekend to start your conference!

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Archbishop Naumann prepared a series of reflections for Lent this year.  So for Holy Week we took his final reflection for Palm Sunday and put it on the Shepherd's Voice.

You can listen to all the reflections by going to our podcast menu.  

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In this final episode Archbishop Naumann reflects upon Mark's and John's account of what he calls "the Heart of the Gospel", the Passion Narratives. The Archbishop reveals how meditating upon these stories is central to being a disciple of Jesus because his Passion reveals the depth of God's love for us.  This series closes  with an exhortation to reflect upon and share the stories of God's grace in our lives.

Special Thanks to Mikey Needleman  for allowing use of his song Fire as the theme for this series.  

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dr. Michael Scherschligt of Holy Family School of Faith about St. Maximilian Kolbe and what he teaches us about the blessings of devotion and friendship with the Virgin Mary.  

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead and what that teaches us about his friendship with us.  Samantha shares how she had to learn that God loves her personally and how that friendship with God even in trials brings joy.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon John's account of Jesus healing a blind man on the Sabbath and explores the eyes-wide-shut blindness of pride. He also debunks the myth that misfortune is a tell-tale sign of personal sin and how tragedy is transformed by God's love.  Marilyn shares her story ups and downs and how her friendship with Jesus gets her through. Also Catholic disciples are like makeup for the Church.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon John's account of the Woman at the Well and what is it for which we thirst.  Kimberly shares how the suffering of Jesus helps her to know she has a compassionate friend who gets her through her troubles no matter what, and how you don't have to live loud to proclaim the Gospel. 

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. David Guffy about his recent film: PRAY: The Story of Fr. Patrick Peyton.  They discuss how the Venerable Fr. Peyton moved families across the country to pray the rosary and started an international family prayer movement.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon Mark's account of the Transfiguration and contrasts it with the 1st reading of Abraham's  willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.  Andrew shares how confession brought him peace and reflects on the freedom that comes from being counter-cultural as a disciple of Jesus.  Both share some practical advice on how to pray.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with his Adult Evangelism Consultants: Emily Lopez and new team member, John Dahlstrand.  They discuss the new Enflame Lenten Reflections lead by Archbishop Naumann and, how Lent is a time for us to grow in our friendship with God so we can share our Faith with others.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon Mark's account of Jesus's temptation in the desert and how God brings joy even to the most dire times of our life.  Chris shares what happened when he started doing more than just externally practicing his Faith, but opened his heart to personal relationship with Jesus through daily, meditative prayer.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon the Gospel for Ash Wednesday and the significance of LENT.  Andrea gives a witness talk on how God's consolation to her during a family tragedy brought her into greater friendship with the Lord. 

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with his chief liturgy advisor, Michael Podrebarac, about how Lent will still be  a little different this year because of the Pandemic.

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