The Shepherd's Voice
Archbishop Joseph Naumann teaches the Catholic Faith by interviewing Catholics who live it.
Shining Light on the Immigration Issue

Archbishop Naumann takes on the issue of immigration reform when he interviews Greg Bole immigration attorney for Catholic Charities' La Luz program.  La Luz helps immigrants to Kansas and their families deal with legal issues pertaining to our nation's immigration rules.  Bole shares how coming and being legal in this country is not a simple as many people think.  Archbishop Naumann lays out how the Church's teachings can help light the way to resolving our Nation's immigration crisis.

For more information on the Catholic Church's teaching on Immigration go to:

Justice for Immigrants

Direct download: SV_2011_11-6_LA_LUZ_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm CDT

Pilgrims' Progress @ World Youth Day

Arcbishop Nauman shares his experiences of World Youth Day with two of the young pilgrims from the archdiocese.

He interivews Rick Cheek, Associate Consultant for Youth Evangelization and Catholic Formation along with a college student and high school student who also attended.

Direct download: SV_2011_WYD_10-9_WYD_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm CDT

Mary's Meals

Magnus MacFarlane founder of Mary's Meal visted Kansas City in September of 2011.  Nativity parishioner Michael Shirley interviews Magnus for local Catholic Radio.  Hear how Magnus was called by our Lady to start a ministry that has grown into an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

To learn more go to:

Direct download: MARYS_MEALS_28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45pm CDT

Prayer & Action KC

Archbishop Naumann discusses with Bill Scholl, Social Justice Consultant, and youth ministers, Sara Batenhorst and Chris Walters about the sucessful pilot year of the Prayer & Action program in the Archdiocese.

Prayer and Action is a week-long, local mission experience that unifies prayer with works of charity, and spiritual reflections with fellowship and fun.  This year we had 3 teams of youth lead by some of our seminarians and young adult Catholic women pray and serve in Emporia Kansas.

The Archdiocese plans on building this program for summer 2012 and is looking to recruit chaperoned Catholic youth groups from the archdiocese.

To find out more go to:


Direct download: SV_9-4-11_PRAYER__ACTION_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm CDT

Sharing the Gospel Through New Media

Archbishop Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas interviews Fr. Roderick Vonhogen from Holland and Dr. Paul Camarata from Kansas City.  Fr. Vonhogen is the founder and CEO of Star Quest Production Network (SQPN) which podcasts shows about the Catholic Faith including Saintcast hosted by Paul Camarata. Naumann and his guests discuss their experiences at the recent World Youth day in Madrid, how Catholics can engage new media to proclaim the gospel and the upcoming SQPN, Catholic New Media Conference in Kansas City .  

The Conference runs from Friday, September 30 to Saturday October 1, 2011 (with a special mass on Sunday October 2)

To Register or for more information go to:

The Catholic New Media Conference (CNMC) is a festive, educational, and international conference focused on evangelization and building community through the use of new media. This event is designed to connect, guide and inform Catholic communicators as a response to the Church’s call for new evangelization.

“The 2011 CNMC will focus particularly on social media, its impact on culture, and how the Church and its institutions can effectively use it,” says Fr. Roderick Vonhögen, CEO of SQPN.  “We will be exploring how social media can be used with quality content; authentic catechesis and, a true sense of mission,” he says.

All interested in Catholic communication, new media, and social media are invited, including young adults (18+), ministry leaders, and priests and religious, to whom Pope Benedict appealed in his 2010 World Communications Day message, to “become an ever more pastoral presence on the web.”

Direct download: SV_8-28-11_SQPN_CNMC_final_cut_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03pm CDT

Protecting God's Children

"Our desire is that the Church would be the safest place in all of society and culture for our children".  So states Archbishop Joseph Naumann as he begins his interveiw with two of the people who help him keep our kids safe in Church settings: Fr. John Riley, Chancellor and Safe Environment Coordinator and Rita Herken the Virtus Training Coordinator.  Virtus is an ongoing training that equips people to be vigilant and empowers them to report concerns about issues affecting children's safety.

All people working with children in the archdiocese, including clergy, employees, and volunteers must go through a background check and be Virtus trained.  To date over 20,000 people have been Virtus trained in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann shares his firm commitment to preventing sexual abuse in the Church by creating a safe environment for children and everyone involved in serving youth.  Fr. Riley and Rita Herken share how people can report concerns and the archdiocese's extensive efforts to enable and encourage such reporting. 

There are a number of Virtus Trainings coming up in the area:

The learn more or to register go to the archdiocesan website: and click on the "Virtus To Protect God's Children" link.

Virtus is not just a great training for volunteers, it is also a great training if you are a parent.

Direct download: SV_6-5-11_VIRTUS_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm CDT

NFP National Summer Institute, July 11-16, 2011 CANCELLED due to Flooding

Due to Flooding in the area this event and ALL speakers have been cancelled.  Including the free speakers

Archbishop Naumann talks for Father Mathew Habiger, OSB, PhD about Natural Family Planning and the many benefits it brings both to the woman's health and emotional well being  of the marriage.  In particular they discuss the need to bring this medical and moral knowledge to the healthcare culture especially to our Catholic medical facilities.

Fr. Habiger also shares about an important, upcoming conference for Catholic healthcare professionals, married couples, and clergy on proclaiming the good news about NFP.  It's called....

July 11-16, 2011 CANCELLED

To Register or learn more:

Direct download: SV_5-15-11_NFP_Summer_Institute_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:45am CDT

NFP Summer Outreach at Benedictine, CANCELLED due to flooding

Due to Flooding in the area this event and ALL speakers have been cancelled.  Including the free speakers

Doctors and Couples YOU Want to Go to this event.

40 years after Humanae Vitae most Catholics know that the Church enjoins married couples to practice Natural Family Planning.  Yet, sadly, many Catholic couples and Catholic medical practitioners have very little knowledge of this pragmatic and life affirming practice. 

That's why Benedictine college is reaching out to the culture with its first NFP Outreach National Summer Institute.

Archbishop Naumann converses with two of the event's organizers, Fr. Mathew Habiger and Mathew Tsakanikas, about this amazing conference that is geared toward both medical professionals and lay Catholics alike, and has attracted top tier speakers such as Dr. Robert George and Dr. Janet Smith.

The "Catholic Healthcare Identity: Pastoral & Medical Strategies" NFP Outreach National Summer Institute takes place July 11-16th, 2011 at  CANCELLED Benedictine College.

You can find out more by going to:

Direct download: SV_2-6-11_NFP_Conference_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am CDT

Archbishop Nauman interviews Monsignor Mullen and Phillip and Cathy Cosby about this year's purity conference

KC-Men of Valor/Women of Virtue/ Youth for Truth... Pursuing Integrity in a Sexualized World.


Men of Valor  -  Women of Virtue  -  Youth for Truth
January 28 & 29, 2011


To Register go to:


Direct download: SV_1-23-11_Purity_Conferences_final_version_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm CDT

Maryvale Institute,  a formation based in the Catechism

Two of Archbishop Naumann's staff talk about a great opportunity to be transformed by a study of the Gospel in light of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Bill Scholl and Matt Karr interview Teresa Kehoe of the Maryvale Institute about the Archdiocesean partnership and how Catholics can become greater equiped to live and share the faith.

You can learn more about Maryvale and the Archdiocese by going here:




Direct download: KC_1-8-11_Maryvale_Catechism_Institute_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45am CDT