Fri, 27 December 2019
Naumann dialogues with Dr. Jaque Pfeifer and Dcn. Mike Moffitt about a new integrated wellness program this husband-wife team of psychologists are starting called Fully Alive. Fully Alive follows a mind-body-spirit approach for understanding and processing mental health challenges.
The first session will cover suicide.
Nothing can be more difficult than losing a loved one to suicide. The pain is deep, and a lifetime of questions persist.
Navigating those emotions and questions is the focus of the two-week series, “Hope for You and Your Loved Ones After Death by Suicide,” on Jan. 14 and 21. The series, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas special-needs ministry, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Shawnee.
Each Fully Alive program is free. To attend, send an online RSVP to Racunas at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri, 13 December 2019
Fri, 6 December 2019
Naumann dialogues with Journalist and Theologian Dawn Eden Goldstein about how her love of transcendent beauty that she experienced in Rock music ultimately lead her to the Catholic church.
She shares this story in her book: Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock & Roll Journalist Opens Her Ears to God.
Fri, 22 November 2019
Naumann Dialogues with Chuck Jansen founder of the Forgiveness Institute KC about the challenges and rewards of forgiving those who have hurt us. The holidays are often a time when we come into contact with the opportunity to give, get or facilitate forgiveness with friends and family. Jansen shares helpful insights on how to bring about the transforming power of forgiveness into our lives.
Fri, 8 November 2019
Naumann debriefs with some St. James Academy high school delegates about the Enflame our Hearts Convocation. He interviews Abby of St Joseph parish and Matthew of St. Michael the Archangel about the joys and tribulations of evangelizing as young person in our culture. Deb Nearmyer, Director of Faith Formation at St. James also joins the discussion by sharing insights about partnering with youth in creating a culture of evangelization.
Fri, 25 October 2019
Naumann debriefs about the Enflame Convocation with a couple of the parish delegates, Carla Melgar and Chuck Jansen.
Fri, 18 October 2019
Naumann interviews John and Teri Bosio about how to have a better marriage and the upcoming mini marriage retreat, November 2nd.
Join us for a Mini Marriage Retreat with John and Teri Bosio, speakers and authors of of many books about marriage and family, including Happy Together: The Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage and Six Jars of Love.
November 2nd, 8:30 (or 9:30) AM – 2:30 PM. We would love for you to begin your retreat with us at with Mass at 8:30, but morning obligations prevent you, join us at 9:30 with breakfast.
Church of the Ascension (9510 W 127th Street, Overland Park KS 66213).
Fri, 11 October 2019
Naumann dialogues with Kristen Jenson, author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures about how we can take proactive steps to protect our kids from the devastating damage of pornography in age appropriate ways, that respect their innocence.
Tue, 1 October 2019
Naumann dialogues with Chuck Weber of the Kansas Catholic Conference and Deb Niesen of the Pro-Life office about restoring the rights of Kansans to pass common-sense, pro-life laws by overturning the Kansas Supreme Court's recent ruling that the there is an inherent "right" to abortion in the Kansas Constitution.
On April 26, 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court took power from Kansas voters and found—created—a nearly unlimited “right to abortion” in our 1859 State Constitution. Prior to this ruling, through widely supported limitations, our state’s abortion rates had been reduced by 43 percent since 1999 and partial-birth abortions had been completely banned. Essentially, women and their preborn babies have now been abandoned to an unregulated abortion industry.
Because of the Kansas Supreme Court’s April 26, 2019, ruling, existing bans on partial-birth and taxpayer-funded abortions are now in danger of being rendered unenforceable. Furthermore, the ruling allows violent live dismemberment abortions to continue and threatens these lifesaving limits:
Fri, 20 September 2019
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
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Fri, 13 September 2019
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.
Fri, 30 August 2019
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.
Fri, 23 August 2019
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.
Fri, 9 August 2019
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.
Fri, 26 July 2019
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!
Fri, 19 July 2019
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.
Fri, 12 July 2019
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
Fri, 5 July 2019
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.
Fri, 28 June 2019
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.
Thu, 20 June 2019
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.
Fri, 14 June 2019
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.
Fri, 7 June 2019
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.
Fri, 31 May 2019
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.
Direct download: 2019_6-2_New_Child_Protection_Director_mixdown.mp3
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Fri, 24 May 2019
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.
Fri, 17 May 2019
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.
Fri, 3 May 2019
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."
Fri, 5 April 2019
Naumann speaks with Tom Racunas, Special Needs Consultant, about some great opportunities for families who have children with special needs.
Fri, 29 March 2019
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.
There is also a separate ministry for men - Project Joseph.
Fri, 22 March 2019
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.
Fri, 8 March 2019
Archbishop Naumann interviews Abby Johnson about the upcoming movie based on her life...
In Theaters March 29, 2019
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.
In Theaters March 29, 2019
Fri, 1 March 2019
Naumann Interviews Dr. Troy Hinkel, of School of Faith, about Racial Healing and the US Bishops' pastoral letter against racism: Open Wide our Hearts.
Fri, 22 February 2019
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.
Fri, 15 February 2019
Naumann interviews Bishop Olmsted
Tue, 8 January 2019
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.