The Shepherd's Voice
Archbishop Joseph Naumann teaches the Catholic Faith by interviewing Catholics who live it.
The Archbishop and His Mother- Christmas Encore

Archbishop Naumann interviews his mother, Louise Naumann.  And the two discuss his childhood from the murder of his father before he was born to his first callings to the priesthood.  This is a poignant and humorous view of our shepherd from the vantage of his first teacher of the Faith, his mother.

This show was recorded in December 2010 and premiered January 2011.

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_AB_Mom_encore_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30am CDT

Naumann interviews Angie Bittner, the new Rural Youth Ministry Outreach Coordinator.  The two talk about the Faith needs of country kids and how the Church is reaching out.

Learn more at: RURAL YOUTH

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_Rural_Youth_ts_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44am CDT

TAJCI part 2

Naumann interviews singer/songwriter Tajci and her husband Mathew Cameron about their amazing faith journey and how they evangelize the culture through song. This is their second interview.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am CDT

TAJCI part 1

Naumann interviews singer/songwriter Tajci and her husband Mathew Cameron about their amazing faith journey and how they evangelize the culture through song.

Tajci will be performing December 5, 2013 at Prince of Peace at 7:00 pm

You can find out more by going to her website:

Direct download: 2013_SV_Tajci_1_fc_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

God's Classroom: Prairie Star Ranch

Archbishop interviews Greg Wellnitz, director of Prairie Star Ranch.  They discuss how God speaks to us through nature and how a proper understanding of environmentalism leads us closer in friendship with God.  

Prairie Star Ranch is open all year long and is a great resource to Catholics in the Archdiocese.

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_Prairie_Star_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09pm CDT

Our Lady of Ephesus

Archbishop Naumann interviews Bill Quatman president of the American Society of Ephesus.  Naumann shares of his recent pilgrimage to the home where many believe the Virgin Mary lived out her last days on earth under the care of St. John.  Bill Quatman shares how his family has been helping to preserve the sacred sites in and around Ephesus, Turkey for over a generation. The two discuss how Ephesus is a remarkable place of pigrimage for both Christians and Muslims alike.

Direct download: 2013_fc_SV_11-8_Ephesus_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45pm CDT

Purgatory, Remembering the Forgotten Church

In anticipation of All Saints day and All Souls day, Archbishop Naumann and his liturgist, Michael Podrebarac discuss the doctrine of Purgatory and why we pray for the dead.  As well, they take up the question of indulgences.

Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve or the evening before all saints day.  So this is as close as we come to a Halloween show.

Direct download: 2013_SV_10-27_Purgatory_fc_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Coleen Kelly Mast about her upcoming visit to Kansas City.



Saturday, Nov. 2   8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Savior Pastoral Center, Kansas City

Don't miss this exciting day with a nationally-known speaker, author and radio host. Topics:

  • Unity or Division in Marriage - They Call Us the Opposite Sex for a Reason!
  • Raising Love-Wise Kids - Practical tips for educating children in sexuality so that they can remain innocent without being ignorant.

More information    Download brochure    Download flyer

Direct download: 2013_SV_Coleen_Kelly_Mast_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am CDT

Urban Youth Ministry

Archbishop Naumann interviews Liz Halfmann, the new urban youth outreach coordinator about how the Church is working to form young disciples in KCK.

Friend them on Facebook by going to REACHKCK

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_10-13_Liz_Halfman_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Archbishop Naumann interviews Diane Olsen about how the Montesorri method is applied to teaching the Faith to young children. If you are a parent or grandparent you will want listen to this fascinating discussion on how we can teach our kids the Faith and what they have to teach us about being in relationship with Jesus.

Find out more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Direct download: 2013_fc_eg_Cat_of_Good_Shep_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23am CDT

Couple to Couple League

Archbishop Naumann interviews a local Couple to Couple League mentor, Shannon Rasmussen, and Andy Alderson (via Skype), CCLI Program Director who is coming to Kansas City to lead a training for prospective mentor couples October 18-20.

Become an NFP teacher with Couple-to-Couple League (CCL)

Teacher Training Seminar in Kansas City area, October 18-20, 2013, at St. Therese Parish in Parkville, MO. The training will be offered in English and in Spanish and childcare will be provided by current CCL instructors and promoters.

Schedule: Friday, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Contact Christine Downey to register 913-837-3182. Cost: $45 includes meals. Scholarships are available. Co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph, and the Kansas City Chapter of the Couple-to-Couple League.

Direct download: 2013_SV_CCL_final_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

Living in Love

Archbishop Naumann interviews Ron and Kathy Feher about the Living in Love program that has been revitalizing marriages accross the archdiocese in this year of Faith.  

Living in Love

Living in Love Retreats in the Archdiocese

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews county commisioner Brian McKiernan about how his Cathoic faith informs every aspect of his life.  The archbishop shares how as Catholics we are called to live out the Gospel by being loving and giving service to all we encounter, and the importance for Catholics to be engaged in elected office.

Direct download: 2013_9-1_fc_SV_Brian_McKiernan_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

Our New Pastors

Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Brian Schieber, Vicar General for Clergy and pastor.  In light of the recent new pastor assignments they discuss the role of a pastor and how  parishes can  welcome their new priests.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:20am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Kathy O'Hara, superintendent of Catholic schools, and Natalie Wrobel, principal of Sacred Heart School in Ottawa.  They discuss why Catholic schools are such an important ministry of the Church and offer some tips on getting your family ready to go back to school.

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_8-18_Back_2_Catholic_School.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm CDT

Developing Whole Communities

Archbishop Naumann interviews Donny Smith, executive director of Community Housing of Wyandotte County.  The two discuss how local parishes helped to start this not-for-profit community development project that is revitalizing urban neighborhoods.

Community Housing of Wyandotte County

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Caroline Farey of the Maryvale Institute and Kimberly Rode of the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis. They talk about the collaborative learning approach taken by this English college and how they are helping Catholics accross the archdiocece and North America better teach the Faith by applying the pedagogy of God.

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_7-28_Maryvale_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Mike & Kristi Dennihan, founders of the new School of Love.  School of Love is a marriage and whole family formation program that enables engaged and married couples to live out their vocation.

for more information email them at:

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_7-14_School_of_Love_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with two moms, his niece Dee Dee Naumann and Libby Dupont of the Family Life Office, about parenting in the Summer.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:11pm CDT

Direct download: Spanish_AB_Fortnight_Homily_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann's Homily on Religious Freedom

Archbishop Naumann preaches about our Gospel calling to follow Christ and what impact our discipleship has upon the current challenges we face as a Church in the United States.  In particular he addresses the clear and present danger to the religious freedom of all Americans should the Federal government's HHS mandate be allowed to stand.  

This Homily was heard in all parishes of the Archdiocese at the Sunday Liturgies June 23, 2013

For More information about the Fortnight for Freedom in the archdiocese go to:

ArchKCK Fortnight for Freedom

Direct download: AB_Fortnight_Homily_2013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT

Fortnight for Freedom

Archbishop Naumann interviews Michael Schuttloffel, Executive Director of the Kansas Catholic Conference.  They discuss the unprecedented and alarming threat that the HHS mandate poses to our First Amendment rights of religious freedom and what Catholics are doing to confront it.

Direct download: 2013_fc_Fortnight_for_Freedom_Schuttloffell_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

Justice for Immigrants

Archbishop Naumann interviews the new Animator of Hispanic Ministries, Fr. Livio Stella.  The two discuss the issue of immigration reform and how Church teaching can illuminate what is often a contentious debate.

Direct download: 2013_fc_SV_Hispanic_Ministry_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Fatal Attractions-Ministering to people drawn to the LGBT lifestyle

Archbishop Naumann interviews Andy Comiskey, founder and director of Desert Stream Ministries.  Andy shares how he left the gay lifestyle and was called to a life-long ministry to people struggling with Same-Sex Attraction and other issues of sexual and relational brokeness. The two discuss the common misunderstandings about same-sex attraction particularly the dangers of embracing a false identity based upon sexual orientation.  

Andy will be speaking at Holy Spirit Chuch on Tuesday June 11th at Holy Spirit Church and June 12 at Most Pure Heart of Mary on the topic of same-sex marriage.

Tue, June 11, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Overland Park, KS 66214  (Located in the Sanctuary)

Wed, June 12, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, 3601 SW 17th St, Topeka, KS  (Located in the Sanctuary)

Description What the Heck is Wrong With Gay Marriage? What's wrong with homosexuality? What's wrong with the same-sex marriage movement? Is the Catholic Church just bigoted on this issue? Come to a special one night session where School of Faith's Dr. John-Mark Miravalle and Desert Stream's Andrew Comiskey help you understand and explain why the gay movement is bad for people and bad for society.
Direct download: 2013__6-9_SV_fc_Andy_Comiskey_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57am CDT

Giving the Basics

Archishop Naumann interviews Teresa Hamilton founder and director of Giving the Basics.  Giving the Basics is a charity that provides people in need with the necessities of life that most of us take for granted such as toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers and other personal hygiene products. Teresa shares how a fellow parishioner asking for her help turned out to be the Lord calling her to help the entire Kansas City community, with a basic human dignity need that is often overlooked.  The two discuss the importance of listening to God and 'taking your heart off the shelf".

Find our More about Giving the Basics!

Direct download: 2013_fc_SV_Giving_the_Basics_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Bob and Kathy Dorst about their apostolate to help families and Catholic groups grow closer to Christ through devotion to His Divine mercy.  They discuss St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy devotion and how families can go about enthroning our Lord's mercy in their home.  

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_5-26_Divine_Mercy_Enthronement_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am CDT

Our New Abbot

Archbishop Naumann interviews Abbot James Albers who was recently elected as the ninth Abbot of St. Benedict's Abbey. The two men discuss the role of an abbot and the process of being elected from Albers's personal perspective.  This show gives great insight into the heroic gospel lives the brothers lead in the simplicity of monasticism.

To find out more about St. Benedict's Abbey go to

Direct download: 2013_fc_SV__5-19_Abbot_James_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01am CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with his Social Justice Consultant, Bill Scholl about the four main principles of Catholic Social Teaching.  In this dicsussion the Archbishop clarifies: the centrality of Human Dignity, the duty to the Common Good, the importance of Subsidiarity, and the calling of Solidarity.  Liberal and Conservative Catholic's alike will want to listen to this show that makes some important distinctions in illuminating Catholic Social Teaching.

Direct download: 2013_5-5_eg_Catholic_Social_Themes_fc_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Eva Reynolds a member of the Catholic Fine Arts Council.  She is a local gallery owner and helps to organize the archdiocesan art shows that feature local Catholic Artists.  They discuss the role beauty plays in the life of the Faith and the important work of promoting good Catholic art.

The Catholic Fine Arts Council

Eva Reynolds Gallery

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_FINE_ARTS_COUNCIL_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39am CDT

Living My Faith in the Workplace

Archbishop Naumann interviews Dan Crumb, CFO for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dan shares how his Catholic Faith helps him strive for excellence in an NFL organizaton by focusing him on giving glory to God in everything he does.

Dan Crumb is just one of the great speakers featured at the Living My Faith in the Workplace event...

Living my Faith in the Workplace is part of the Live It events for this year's Faith Initiative and features professionals giving personal witness to how their Faith life impacts their work iife and how they apply Catholic Social Teaching in their professions.

In the Kansas City area:

May 1st at 5:00 pm at Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, KS.

In the Topeka area:

May 15th at 5:00 pm at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Topeka, KS.

The events are free but registration is requested.  

For more information or to register go to:


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Matt Karr and Brad and Betsy Schleeter about a new covenant community they are working to establish in the Kansas City area.  This community mostly made of young families and some young adults support one another in living the Faith intentionally through prayer and fellowship.

The archsihop shares the importance of community for all Catholics to grow as disciples of Christ.

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_Christian_Community_ts_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02am CDT

This show premiered Easter of 2013 when Carroll Macke was still mc-ing the show. Archbishop Naumann fields questions submitted by youngsters pertaining to Easter and the Faith.



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

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Catholic author Leon Suprenant about our new Holy Father.  

Direct download: 2013_SV_ts_New_POPE_final_cut_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56am CDT

NapPro Technology

What's the Church's problem with Invitro Fertilization?  Are there medical alternatives to IVF?  Is there a better way to get pregnant or space children that doesn't involve costly intrusive medical proceedures or taking artficial hormone pills?

All these questions are addressed in a candid dialogue between the archbishop and medical professionals when they talk about the exciting new field of NapPro technology. NapPro offers a medically sound way of addressing the causes of fertility issues instead of just using taking a pill that only masks the symtoms.  Many doctors are still yet unaware of the the medical breakthroughs that the affordable, more natural NapPro treatments offer to women in a way that has none of the moral baggage accompanying IVF and Oral Contreceptive Pills.

Archbishop Naumann interviews Phyllis White, Director of the Fertility Care Center of Great KC and Dr. Rebecca, a young doctor just starting a a resident practicing gynecology.

Direct download: 2013_SV_fc_NapPro_eg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Listen to Archbishop Naumann's Leaven Column about the Holy Father and Petrine Ministry - an excellent reflection.

Direct download: R09_0025.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm CDT

Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dana Nearmyer and Rick Cheek about ministering to youth in the Archdiocese.  The three share the happenings and philosophy of helping young Catholics grow in their realtionship with Christ; and how they are bringing this ministry to every corner of the Archdiocese.

Archdiocesan Youth Office

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

Serra Club KCK

Archbishop Naumann interviews Robert Luchi, president of the KCK Serra Club along with past president, Jim Wilson and member Bill McHale. They discuss how the Serrans help to support and promote priestly vocations in the archdiocese and their outreach to college bound Catholics.

Learn more about the various Serra Clubs in the Archdiocese.

Serra KCK

Direct download: 2013_SV_Serra_Club_Final_Cut__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Michael Shirley, co-founder and chairman of the Heart of America Catholic Business Network.

They discuss the benefits of having the Faith inform your business, and how KC-area Catholics are growing professionaly and spritually through this Faith based network.

Heart of America Catholic Business Network

Direct download: 2013_SV_2-10_final_cut_Catholic_Business_Network_tc_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am CDT

St. Lawrence Campus Center

Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Steve Beseau, Chaplain and Director of the St. Lawrence Campus Center.  

The two discuss how the Church is bringing the light of the Gospel to the KU campus through the friendly presentation of: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Unity.  Fr. Steve shares how many Jayhawks learn and grow in the Faith trough their programs and the Christian fellowship they form.

St. Lawerence Campus Center

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am CDT

Does the Catholic Church hate gay people?  Do you need to have sex in order to be happy?  What exactly is the problem with gay people loving one another?  Can you give an argument about homosexuality that doesn't quote the Bible?  Archbishop Naumann takes up all these questions in his interview with Dr. John-Mark Miravalle, Theologian and School of Faith Intructor, when the two talk about the question of same-sex marriage.

For help and support in dealing with SSA (Same-Sex Attraction) in the Kansas City area you can call:913-428-9893

As well there are great resources on the web at:

Desert Stream Ministries


Direct download: 2013_SV_eg_Same_Sex_Marriage_John-Mark_Miravalle_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Steve Minnis, president of Benedictine College.  The two talk about Benedictine's recent success and the important role Catholic colleges play in the life of the Church.


Direct download: 2013_SV_1-6_Benedictine_College_final_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57am CDT