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

Naumann interviews his mother, Louise Naumann.  They reflect upon Christmas and the values his mother imparted to him.  They also share the role the Faith played in his upbringing and how the Church helped them cope with the murder of his father shortly before he was born.

Direct download: 2015_12-27_Nauamann__Mom_fc_mixdown.mp3
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Naumann dialogues with Suzanne Fowler, creator of the Light Weigh program.




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Naumann interviews Emily Thompson who along with your her sister Caroline blogs about the triumphs and travails of being a young-adult, Catholic disciple of Jesus. 

The Archbishop shares that the Princess Prayer blog is one of his favorites, and Emily shares how she and her sister find ways to be engaged in the world but not of it.


Direct download: 2015_12-13_Princess_Prayer_Blog_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Naumann interviews Michael Podrebarac, Liturgy Consultant for the Archdiocese, about the Jubilee Year of  Mercy which starts December 8th.


Direct download: 2015_12-6_Jubilee_Year_of_Mercy_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

At the close of the Year of Consecrated Life, Naumann interviews Sister Vicki Perkins about the apostolate of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.

Direct download: 2015_11-22_Sisters_of_Charity_of_Leavenworth_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm CDT

Marriage and Mission

Naumann interviews Brad Dupont and Betsy Sloan about the importance of bringing Christ into your marriage.  

The Archbishop will preside at a special holy hour for marriage

Thursday November 12th from 7-9 pm 

St. Michael the Archangel Church in Leawood, KS

Direct download: 2015-11-8_Marriage_Holy_Hour_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:49am CDT

The Joy of Knowing

Naumann interviews Brooke Gonzales the Executive Director of the Fertility Care Center of Kansas City.  They dialogue on common misconceptions about medical fertility care and how the Creighton Methods helps couples conceive naturally.

Direct download: 2015_10-18_Fertility_Care_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

The RED Mass

Naumann interviews several Catholic Lawyers about the Catholic Lawyers Guild and the upcoming Red Mass, October 29th.


Direct download: 2015_10-11_RED_Mass_mixdown.mp3
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Undercover Evangelization

Naumann dialogues with Greg Doring and John Bachura about how they are building Catholic disciples by reaching out to fellow dads at their parish.



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Apostles Inside Our Midst

Nauman interviews Sr. Debbie Li of the Apostles of the Interior Life.  They reflect upon this Year of Consecrated Life and the work that Chirst does on the interior of the soul.

Direct download: SV_2015_9-20_AIL_25th_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

Prairie Star Ranch

Nauman dialogues with Dana Nearmeyer and Gregory Wellnitz about the Prairie Star Ranch, a retreat center in a beuatiful nature setting.

As well, they talk about some of great retreat campout experiences that happen after the summer.

Direct download: 2015_SV_9-6_Prairie_Star_mixdown.mp3
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Naumann dialogues with Michael Schuttloffel, Executive Director of the Kansas Catholic Conference about the Supreme Court's recent ruling mandating same-sex "marriage".  As well they discuss the advocacy work of the Church.

Direct download: 2015-8-23_KCC_Supreme_C_on_Marriage_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm CDT

The Grief Journey

Naumann interviews Marcus Kain about a new grief support group for young adults ages 18-40.  Marcus shares his own grief journey and some do's and don't's when consoling friends who mourn.   

The six week program will start Monday August 17th.  For more information or to join people can contact Marcus Kain at:



Direct download: 2015_8-2_GRIEF_JOURNEY_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT

Healing from Sexual Trauma

Naumann interviews Beverly Collins about the upcoming Healing Heart Retreat.  This retreat is for women 20 and up who have suffered from any kind of sexual trauma be it rape, sexual molestation or harrasment.  The archbishop and she dialogue candidly  about the incredible hurt that only Christ can heal and the power of joining our hurt to his sacred suffering on the Cross.

The Healing Heart Retreat happens Friday evening August 21st till Sunday Afternoon August 23rd.

Contact Deacon Tony Zimmerman or Mary Ann Kierl to register or for more details at:



Direct download: 2015_7-26_Healing_Heart_Retreat_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm CDT

Marriage and Family Life

Naumann interviews his Consultant for Marriage and Family Life, Deacon Tony Zimmerman.  They discuss the Pope's upcoming visit to the US for the World Meeting of Families and the beauty of Christ's vision for married love and family. As well, they discuss the great resources  availble to couples through the Marriage and Family Life Office.

Direct download: 2015_6-21_SV_fc_Marriage_and_Family_Life_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55am CDT

Naumann talks to Fr. Strobl, the director of evangelization about the reality on the ground regarding America's changing religious landscape according to the Pew study.

Direct download: 2015_5-31_Pew_Study_wt_Strobl_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm CDT

Shared Vision

Naumann interviews Fr. Gary Pennings and Denise Ogilvie about the how the Archdiocese is discerning a shared vision for the Church in Northeast Kansas.  They reflect upon what has been achieved in the last 10 years and with the Holy Spirit's guidance what can be achieved in the next.


Direct download: 2015_5-24_Vision__mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44am CDT

Help your Little Brothers

Naumann interviews several little brothers from the Community of the Lamb.  They discuss their way of life, their service to the Church  and the building of a new small monastery for men in KCK's urban core.



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Archbishop Naumann talks to marriage mentors, Dianne and David Mallari about the Living in Love marriage enrichment program.

Direct download: 2015_5-3_fc_Marriage_Mentors_mixdown.mp3
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The Church and Mental Health

Naumann interviews Clinical Psycologist, Dr. Jacque Pfeifer.  They discuss the upcoming Gathering for Mental Health that will train clergy and faith leaders on how to help families coping with mental illness.  

The Church is working with community leaders to de-stigmatize mental illness so people can get the help they need.



Direct download: 2015_April_Mental_Health_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann talks to Consultant for Liturgy, Michael Podrebarac about how Catholics can grow in their friendship with Christ by intentionally celebrating the liturgies of Holy Week.

Direct download: 2015_3-29_Holy_Week_wt_mPod_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03am CDT

Ending the Death Penalty in Kansas

Naumann interviews Mary Sloan, Executive Director of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty and former Republican State Representative, Anthony Brown.  They Discuss how many conservatives while standing for law and order want to end the use of the death penalty.



Direct download: 2015_3-22_Death_Penalty__mixdown.mp3
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Naumann interviews Jeanne Doyle, Wife of 30 years and mother of 8.  They discuss how she gave up her psychiatry practice to show her kids God' unconditional love by being a full-time mom.  She did such a good job her kids told her she should write a book on parenting.  

Archbishop Naumann has read her final draft and invited her on the show to discuss how to raise Catholic kids in the current culture.  The book is still to be published so tell your editor friends a talented author is looking for a publisher.

Direct download: 2015_SV_3-15_fc_MOTHERHOOD__Jeanne_Doyle__mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm CDT

Living in Truth Women's Conference

Naumann interviews Linda Spencer and Kathy Jennison about the first ever Living in Truth Women's Conference.  This event will feature:  Immaculee Ilibagiza and Teresa Tomeo.


Living in Truth, Kansas City Catholic Women's Conference

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

7:30 am - 12:30 

Church of the Ascension

9510 W. 127th St.
Overland Park, KS  66213


Direct download: 2015_fcts_3-8_Living_in_Truth_Womens_Conference_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Get Your LENT On

Bill Scholl interviews Archbishop Naumann about Lent and how to use this time as a way to grow in your friendship with Jesus.  The Archbishop reflects upon what is the best thing that has ever happened to us as Christians.  As well he shares some practical tips on confession and his thinking behind the My House Initiative.  

Direct download: 2015_AB_on_LENTfc_mixdown.mp3
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Naumann interviews Dan Spencer, Jerry Malone, and Chris Kopecky about the upcoming Men Under Construction conference happening February 21, 2015.


Direct download: 2015-SV_2-1_fc_Men_Under_Construction_19_mixdown.mp3
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Naumann interviews Angie Strecker and Bruce Schriener about the Begining Experience and Coping with Life Alone programs.  They share how the Church comforts those who mourn and how one has to lean into the pain so that Christ can heal.

Direct download: 2015_1-25_fc_ts_Beggininig_Experience_mixdown.mp3
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Naumman interviews Ron Kelsey and Rick Cheek about the  Topeka Rally for Life  and the March for Life in Washington DC.


Direct download: 2015_1-18_March4Life_fc_ts_mixdown.mp3
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Naumann interviews Fr. Gianni Baggio the new director of Hispanic Ministry.  They discuss President Obama's recent exective orders the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. As well, they discuss the state of immigration in the Church and the blessing of a new Spanish language Catholic Radio station in the archdiocese.



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