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

Archbishop Naumann interviews Craig Soto and Kimberly Flores about the healing they received at the Life Giving Wounds and how they are now helping lead the upcoming January 2024 LGW Retreat here in Kansas City.

The Life-Giving Wounds retreat is a unique opportunity for young adults (18+) and adults with divorced or separated parents to reflect intentionally on the wounds caused by their family’s breakdown, together with others who know this pain and knowledgeable, compassionate retreat leaders. With the help of God, retreat attendees learn to see how their life-draining wounds can become a life-giving mission of love for themselves, their relationships, and others.


The Next local retreat will be here in Kansas City on weekend of January 12th to the 14th, Starting on a Friday evening and ending Sunday Afternoon.


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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Dan Spencer founder of Legacy of Faith, a ministry that equips Catholic Grandparents to be a positive spiritual influence in their grandchildren's lives and help future generations remain faithful to Christ and His Church.

Archbishop shares some of his family history while reflecting upon the role his grandparents played in his faith journey, and the two share some real practical advice on how grandparents can be harmoniously engaged in the Faith lives of their grandchildren.

Direct download: 2023_11-19_GrandParents_Ministry_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. William Slattery, Ph.D about his book: Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build-and Can Help Rebuild-Western Civilization.  


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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Brian Westbrook founder and executive director of Coalition Life, a leader in sidewalk counseling whose mission is to end abortion peacefully and prayerfully. 

Direct download: 2023-10-22_Coalition_Life_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Brian Westbrook founder and executive director of Coalition Life, a leader in sidewalk counseling whose mission is to end abortion peacefully and prayerfully. 

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Archbishop Nauamann dialogues with Vince Eimer about how his monastic background informs the caretaking of the Christ's Peace House of Prayer.   Everyone should take time for God by making a retreat, and so the archdiocese helps to make it possible with this wonderful place.

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Archbishop Naumann reflects upon the Black Catholic experience by dialoguing with Barbara Bailey, Jonathan Goering and Andre Randle who were members of the Archdiocesan delegation to the National Black Catholic Congress along with Deacon Bill Scholl.

They are all members of Our Lady & St. Rose parish which has the distinction of being a national parish which features African American spirituality.

They reflect upon the heroic witness of African American Catholics who have had to forgive much in order to persevere in the sacramental life and how being a Black Catholic Christian is way more common than many Americans might think. 

The National Black Catholic Congress convenes a gathering every five years. Each one renews and develops their mission with a Pastoral Plan to equip the Church in American to evangelize and enhance the spiritual and physical well being of African Americans as full members the Church and society.  This year the Congress XIII happened in National Harbor Maryland in the DC area with the theme of “Write the Vision: A Prophetic Call to Thrive”

Direct download: 2023_9-24_Black_Catholics_Gifts_of_the_Church_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann debriefs with fellow pilgrims, AJ Hastings and Yariet Reyes-Guizar about their recent experiences at World Youth Day 2023 in Portugal.  Rick Cheek, consultant for the Office of Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth, who lead the youth on the trip also joins the conversation.



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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Brad and Libby Dupont of the Marriage and Family Life  ministry  about the 3 Pillars of a Joyful Marriage and some of the tips and techniques for couples to live out happily God's calling for them in their marriage.


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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Phillip Cosby the State Director for the American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri about Phil's recent arrival into full communion with the Catholic Church, and how Jesus's words, "For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink" 6:55 in the Gospel of John compelled him.

They also discuss Phil's longtime activism against the porn industry's  unfettered access to children and the challenges and joys of following Jesus when he calls you to engage in public policy struggles for justice.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Donnelly College President, Monsignor Stuart Swetland about what makes this junior college so special and why Catholics and non-Catholics alike find it to be an amazingly affordable and formative eduction.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews author Dawn Eden Goldstein about her recent book: Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.'s Spiritual Sponsor,

They explore the life of this extraordinary priest and what his life can teach us as followers of Christs and as human beings.

Dawn Eden Goldstein is the author of several books, including The Thrill of the Chaste, My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, Remembering God's Mercy, and Sunday Will Never Be the Same. At the age of thirty-one, Dawn underwent a dramatic conversion to Christianity that ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church. She wrote a book about this and we had her on the show: Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock & Roll Journalist Opens Her Ears to God.

She received her doctorate in sacred theology summa cum laude from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in 2016, becoming the first woman in the university's history to earn a canonical doctorate. She has taught at universities and Catholic seminaries in the United States, England, and India.

Father Ed is the first biography of Father Edward Dowling, SJ, whose guidance transformed Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson's life and deepened the spirituality of the twelve-step movement.


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Pitching for Priests just had its 9th year and so we decided to play the original show from July 2014. Msgr. Mullen and Jim O'Laughlin  talk with Archbishop Naumann about the tradition that inspired the event.


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Archbishop Naumann talks with Paul & Tracy Satterfield, coordinators for Retrouvaille of Kansas City about how this marriage ministry for couples in crisis is for many a miraculous path to healing that saves marriages and families.  They also discuss the devastation of divorce and how it ultimately is not so often the easy path in the long run.  

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Fr. Jaime Zarse, the former pastor of Sacred Heart in Sabetha, St. Augustine in Fidelity and St. James in Wetmor, and his team Annie Deters, Greta Heinman, and Gina Salman about their experience in cultivating an Amazing Parish.

Amazing Parish is a movement in the Church that gives busy pastors coaching to form effecting leadership teams and improve the organization health of the parish, and then provides pastors and their teams the tools they need to transform their parishes—moving from maintenance mode to mission communities that are truly alive.



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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Emily Lopez, Director of Adult Evangelization, about the Revival of Eucharistic Amazement initiative, that will be kicked off at the parish level on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday June 11th. 

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Archbishop Naumann talks Social Justice with Tim Rives, the new Community Outreach Coordinator for the the Office for Social Justice.  They clear up what social justice is and isn't and how we as Catholics are called to engage the community out of our love for Christ in advocacy for the flourishing of all people.

Tim Rives is the new member of our Justice, Life, and Advocacy team with the Office of Social Justice who will be focused on reaching out to our parishes in a process of discerning how we can apply the principles of Catholic Social Doctrine to organize grass-roots efforts to help the poor advocate for themselves and to make life better for everyone in our communities.   He has a background in history and is also the author of the book: The Ku Klux Klan in Kansas City, Kansas published by The History Press


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Archbishop interviews three sisters from the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary: Sr. Lucia María, Sr. Kelly Grace, and Sr. Monica Bernadette Arguello.  They talk about the history and the charism of this new order and their ministry here  in the archdiocese.



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Archbishop Naumann interviews Denise Ogilvie, Chief Mission Officer for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas about how Catholics make the love of Christ tangible to the community through support and volunteering.

Also the Golf Tournament.

The 42nd Annual Ben & Betty Zarda Golf Classic

May 15, 2023

Lake Quivira Country Club

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Archbishop Naumann concludes his reflection on the Passion narrative of John by showing how the blood and water that flows from our Lord's pierced side is connected to the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation.  

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Archbishop reflects on the messages from the cross.

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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Susan Pieper one of the founders of the Catholic Spiritual Mentorship Program and two Catholic Spiritual Mentors, Arnie Gaus and Christine Tsigolaroff about their experiences.

Holy Family School of Faith Institute offers a two-year course of study combining eight distance learning courses with four one-week intensive sessions offered in-residence at Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas. The program aims to form Spiritual Mentors to serve as guide and companion to others on their journey to holiness. It is designed for Catholics who have a desire to develop a deep prayer and sacramental life, to increase their knowledge of the Catholic faith, to grow in the virtues and a desire to help others do the same.




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Archbishop Naumann examines Pilate's dilemma and questions who is really free in this situation. When it comes down to it, who do you choose the World or the Lord?

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Dr. Daniel Meola, president and cofounder of Life Giving Wounds and  Brad Dupont, new lead consultant for Marriage and Family Life in this second interview about the ministry.

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 explores Jesus's encounter with Pontius Pilate and the question of truth.

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In this second installment of Archbishop Joseph Naumann's reflections of the Passion according to John, he shares how we as disciples can pray into this scripture and reflects upon how Jesus loves us even when we betray him like Peter.

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Archbishop Naumann interviews Trudy Boynton, one of the organizers of  this year’s Women’s Conference of Healing and Forgiveness

The 3-day Women’s Conference of Healing and Forgiveness, entitled “Renewed by His Love,” will be held May 4-6, 2023 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

The conference will include: Inspirational guest speakers Candlelight Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, A wine and cheese social event on Friday evening, Mass offered by Archbishop Joseph Naumann at 4 p.m. on Saturday

Direct download: 2023_3-5_Womens_Healing_Conference_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann reflects on the passion narrative of John part 1: JOHN 18 1-11, Jesus is Arrested. 

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Archbishop Naumann interview Sister Miriam Heidland about the power of Christ's healing in her life and her ministry to how we can   approach our Savior of the saving he so ardently desires to give.


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Archbishop Naumann interviews his new Director of Human Resources, Bob Roper. They reflect on how Faith and work intersect and how God calls lay Catholics especially to transform the world by their joy.


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Archbishop Naumann interviews Lee McMahon the new Evangelization Consultant about the New Evangelization and how we as Catholics can live a fuller Faith by sharing it with others.


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28pm CDT