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

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with the staff of Catholic Community Hospice about how Kansas City is blessed to have its own Catholic Hospice and why it is important for Catholic families meet with Catholic Hospice (913-621-5090) when in need of palliative and end of life care.


Archbishop interviews:  

Deacon Jim Lavin, chaplain

Nurse Samantha Fatall RN, and

Tiffany Howell-Clair,  Business Director



Direct download: 2022-12-18_Catholic_Hospice_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Dan Meola, president and cofounder of LIfe Giving Wounds.

Life Giving Wound’s mission is to help young adults and adults with divorced and separated parents give voice to their pain and find deep spiritual healing. They do this as a Catholic, peer-led ministry by providing unique means for Christ to transform their life-draining wounds into life-giving resources of faith, hope, love, and joy for themselves, their relationships, and the Church.

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Archbishop Naumann is interviewed by Deacon Bill Scholl about the Kerygma and an initiative in the Archdiocese for all the priests and deacons to preach the Kerygma during advent.

They base their discussion on Fr. John Riccardo's book

Rescued: The Unexpected and Extraordinary News of the Gospel

Fr. Riccardo teaches that, "Kerygma is the Greek word for “proclamation.” It refers to the basic message of the gospel. But “basic” doesn’t mean “ordinary.” When St. Paul says that the gospel is “the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16), he doesn’t mean Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He means the proclamation of all that God has done for us in his Son, Jesus. He means the kerygma.


Direct download: 2022-11-27_Unwrapping_the_Kerygma_for_Christmas_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Marco Casanova, Assistant Director of Desert Stream Ministries

Desert Stream/Living Waters Ministries provides help for Christians struggling with sexual and relational problems. This help is based on the biblical foundation of compassion, integrity, and dependence on God.


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Archbishop Naumann interviews Kristin Selby, about Catholic Charities'   New Roots for Refugees, a program that empowers families from the refugee community to start farm businesses by growing and selling produce through farmer’s markets, wholesale, and New Roots’ Farm Share.

Farmers enter the New Roots four-year program with agricultural expertise from their home country and grow produce according to organic standards.

Direct download: 2022_11-6_New_Roots_4_Refugees_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23am CDT

Archbishop Naumann talks with Michael Poderbarac of the Worship and Liturgy office  about Transcendence in the Liturgy.



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Archbishop dialogues with Catherine (Suprenant) Cheney the  new Director of City on a Hill.

“City on a Hill is an apostolate that reaches over 2,000 young adults on a yearly basis. With over 600 engaged members (weekly or biweekly involvement) and 100 young adults in formal leadership roles, City on a Hill is one of the foremost Catholic young adult communities in the nation.”


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Archbishop Naumann interviews Susie Boster a foster care respite provider and Deb Niesen of the Pro-Life Office about how Catholics can discern becoming foster parents and supporting families who open their homes to kids in need by starting a Foster Care Ministry at their parish.

You can learn more my going to


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  • Archbishop Naumann speaks with Camille Pickhinke, Director of Community Engagement for Catholic Charities about how local food pantries are in urgent need of food donations.

    With the rising cost of food, supply chain issues, and an increase of those accessing Catholic Charities food pantries (up 25% since February 2022) the need to feed our neighbors in need is critical.


    • Donate food items at your local parish food drive. For a list of where to find our food truck in the KC Metro visit our website:
    • Host a food drive. Contact Camille at to schedule.
    • Go shopping. Take the list with you to the grocery store and purchase items from our most needed list and donate to your local Catholic Charities food pantry.
    • Donate at the Hy-Vee Food Drive. Find our volunteers throughout the month on Saturdays at area Hy-Vee stores:
    • Shop from our Amazon Wish List. Click “add to cart” from wherever you are and have food items delivered directly to our warehouse for distribution to our food pantries.    Find our list here: or scan this QR code
Direct download: 2022-11-18_Food_Drive_for_Local_Need_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dr. Michael Pakaluk about his life of faith and the importance of ethics.

MICHAEL PAKALUK is a professor of ethics and social philosophy in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Harvard and studied as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. An expert in ancient philosophy, he has published widely on Aristotelian ethics and the philosophy of friendship and done groundbreaking work in business ethics. His previous books include Other Selves: Philosophers on FriendshipThe Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God, and most recently The Memoirs of St. Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel according to Mark. He lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with his wife, Catherine Pakaluk, a professor of economics, and their eight children.

Direct download: 2022_9-11_Dr._Pakaluk_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann interviews journalist Alexandra DeSanctis about her new book  Tearing Us Apart.  Also Naumann reflects on Church's support of  the Value Them Both Amendment and why it failed to pass.

Alexandra DeSanctis is the  co-author of: Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing, which she co-wrote with Ryan T. Anderson

Alexandra DeSanctis is a writer at National Review and a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  Alexandra publishes frequently in National Review's print and online magazines, covering politics, abortion, the pro-life movement, elections, and religion.


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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Ann Marie Alvey about the work the Church does in helping women and men heal from participating in an abortion.

If you could use help or know someone who does, you can call Ann Marie at: 913-621-2199 or go to

The Mission of Project Rachel and Project Joseph is to help post-abortive women and men understand what took place with the abortion experience, and its impact on their lives and relationships. Struggles with sadness, anger, shame and regret can be overwhelming. These emotions can be crippling and prevent people from living life to the fullest.  Our goal is to accompany and assist people on this healing journey, free of judgement and condemnation, leading them on a path towards forgiveness, freedom and peace.

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Archbishop Naumann  dialogues with several women: Dr. Angelique Pritchett, MD, board certified specialist in family medicine, Leah Conner, Executive Director of Wyandotte Pregnancy Center, and Debra Niesen Pro-Life Consultant for the Archdiocese, about why Kansas  women are voting yes on the Value Them Both Amendment being held on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Direct download: 2022_7-17Women4VTB_final.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann interviews Project Rachel and Project Joseph coordinator Ann Marie Alvey about how the trauma of abortion, which though common, is often overlooked; and how the Church accompanies women and men who have participated in an abortion to find healing.


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Archbishop Naumann interviews Tim Chik the Director of Savior Retreat Center about the life-sized Pieta on display at Savior center, and how people can help make this display permanent.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and Arte Divine LLC, recently brought  a life-size marble casting of Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’.

 The Carrara marble, exact casting of Michelangelo’s Pieta, will be the 57th of only 100 authorized to be created and placed.



Direct download: 2022-6-26_Pieta_at_Savior_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58am CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues about the question of freedom with Sohrab Ahmari, author of The Unbroken Thread and the Wisdom of Tradition, 

Sohrab Ahmari is a contributing editor of The American Conservative and a visiting fellow of Franciscan University's Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life. Previously, he spent nearly a decade at News Corp., as op-ed editor of the New York Post and as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London. His latest book is The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos.

Direct download: 2022_6-5_Sohrab_Amhari_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with J.P. De Gance, President and CEO of Communio, about his new book: Endgame: The Church’s Strategic Move to Save Faith and Family in America.

Communio is a nonprofit that consults with churches equipping them with proven strategies and technologies to solve our nation’s family and faith crisis.

Co-Author of : Endgame: The Church’s Strategic Move to Save Faith and Family in America

Co-Written with Dr. John Van Epp PhD, founder of LoveThinks, Endgame diagnoses the root cause of the collapse of faith in Jesus Christ and how churches can solve the crisis.

Direct download: 2022_5-22_JP_DeGance_ENDGAME_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Deb Niesen, Pro-Life Consultant for the Archdiocese, on how the Value Them Both Amendment will protect children and women; and how Kansans can get involved in the movement.


Direct download: 2022_5-8_Value_Them_Both_Vote_August_8_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20pm CDT

Archbishop dialogues with Dr. Tory Baucum about his conversion and mission to help families and  marriages with the upcoming Family Week  retreat, May 22-28, 2022

Family Week is a week-long family enrichment retreat hosted by the Benedictine College Center for Family Life. Couples and families come to Family Week for a unique retreat experience that explores the “why and how” of marriage and family through a Catholic lens. It's a dynamic seven days of deep and engaging talks, fellowship, prayer, and fun activities for the whole family. Families of all faith traditions welcome.

Dates: Sunday May 22 till. Saturday May 28, 2022

Lodging and scholarships available. 




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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am CDT

Archbishop concludes his reflection on the Eucharist with John's account of the washing of feet.  Jesus teaches that people of the Eucharist are called to be "foot washers", servant leaders willing to do what ever it takes to make the love of God present in the world.  The Eucharist is not just the source and summit of our faith, but  the source and summit of our mission.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Sister Eva Marie Ackerman, the archdiocesan delegate for religious and consecrated life, about the vocation and service of Catholics who take religious vows.

Direct download: 2022_4-3_Sr._Eva-Marie_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop concludes his reflection on the Bread of Life discourse found in the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John.  He reflects upon how how the doctrine of the True Presence  startled his first followers and yet the early Church believed from the very beginning that Jesus is physically and divinely present in the Eucharist.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects on the gift of the Eucharist that many Catholics miss because they don't quite believe in Christ's real presence.

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Archbishop Naumann continues to walks us through the "Bread of Life Discourse" in the Gospel of John by exploring the ramifications of the Real Presence.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Sr. Briege McKenna about her vocation and experiences of Christ's healing through the Eucharist.  They discuss the need for revival in  Eucharistic Amazement among Catholics because as Sister says, "Christ does not need to be defended, He just needs to be proclaimed."

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Mary Hasson, JD, co-founder of the Person Identity Project, whose mission is to assist the Catholic Church in promoting the Catholic vision of the human person and responding to the challenges of gender ideology.

They dialogue about how as Christians we are called to be apostles of love and of truth, and how someone cannot do one without the other.  True compassion is always grounded in reality and one cannot truly love another by condoning a falsehood.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Romiro Chan the new archdiocesan director of Hispanic ministry.


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Archbishop Naumann interviews Gavriella Geller, Executive Director of the Kansas City Jewish Community Relations Bureau / American Jewish Committee.   They discuss how Catholics and people of good will can be more aware of and confront anti-semitism.


"I met Gavriella last Fall when I had the privilege of touring the Union Station exhibit: Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away, and then participating in a conversation with other KC area clergy about the problem of antisemitism.  Sadly, in January we were all reminded of the reality of how Jew’s don’t feel safe to go to worship, when a gunman took hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville Texas.  So, I invited Gavriella to come help us better understand the growing problem of antisemitism and what we as Catholics can do."  Deacon Bill Scholl


Direct download: 2022_2-6_Catholics_Combat_AntiSemitism_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:44pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews John Dahlstrand, the archdiocesan consultant for adult evangelization, about his work with Called and Gifted to help Catholics discern God's call in their lives.

Called and Gifted is a process to help Catholics discover their particular spiritual gifts which God has given for service of others.


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am CDT