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

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 interviews Fr. Greg Hammes pastor of Prince of Peace about how clergy from various faith communities in Wyandotte and Johnson county are working with the  DART Center to identify and take direct action on problems facing the community.

 

 

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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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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dr. Carrie Gress, author, philosopher, and mom about feminism, Mary,  beauty and her book the Theology of Home.

Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She is the editor at the online women’s magazine Theology of Home. She is the author of Nudging Conversions , Ultimate Makeover, The Marian Option, and Marian Consecration for Children, The Anti-Mary Exposed, and Theology of Home. She co-authored City of Saints; A Pilgrim’s Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow with George Weigel.

Her latest book, Theology of Home II, was released in October 2020.

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Archbishop Naumann talks with his Pro-Life Consultant, Deb Niesen about the upcoming Rally for Life in Topeka, Thursday January 21st.

 

January 21st, 2021
In recognition of the National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn and the 48th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, please join the Livestreamed Kansas Mass for Life on Jan 21st at 10:30 a.m.  The four Bishops of Kansas — Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Bishop John Brungardt of the Diocese of Dodge City, Bishop Carl Kemme of the Diocese of Wichita, and Bishop Gerald Vincke of the Diocese of Salina — will concelebrate the Mass along with several Kansas priests.


Link to Livestreamed Kansas Mass for Life – 10:30 a.m. January 21st, 2021
www.livestream.com/ArchKCK/KSMassforLife

 

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