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

Archbishop Naumann interviews Deacon Dana Nearmyer, Lead Consultant for Evangelization and Ashlie Hand, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph about the upcoming, historic BeholdKC event.

Come together for a historic Eucharistic celebration and BEHOLD the true presence of our Lord Jesus Christ! This free, public outdoor event is a gathering of the "one holy catholic and apostolic Church," from the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and will be the largest Eucharistic adoration opportunity in our city in more than 80 years.

The gathering happens the evening of Saturday, May 4 the on the north lawn at the National World War I Museum and Memorial across from Union Station in Kansas City.

Direct download: 2024_4-7_BeholdKC_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am CDT

Archbishop Naumann interviews Deacon Tim Donohue, CRS Diocesan Director for Archdiocese of Boston and a CRS Global Fellow.

They dialogue about how  often when we listen to news of all the conflicts and disasters in the world, it can be overwhelming and we can feel quite powerless.  But as Catholics, we are not powerless to help, especially during Lent all our parishes have passed out these little cardboard Rice Bowls that have the power to save lives.  If there is a disaster or a war, you can be sure the CRS staff are nearby; already implementing a well thought out well networked plan to help.

Direct download: 2024_3-17_CRS_Rice_Bowl_4_Crisis__Peace_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:33pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann talks to Rachel Clark, Community Sponsorship Coordinator, for the Catholic Charities' Refugee Resettlement program.

Since around 1975 when the Archdiocese started helping resettle refugees from the Vietnam conflict Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has developed into one of the largest resettlement sites in Kansas, with most refugees coming from Southeast Asia's Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Their Refugee Resettlement Services offer programs and services designed to provide social and emotional support to refugees including English language classes, citizenship preparation, case management, employment support and more.  They have many great ways for people to live out their discipleship of Jesus through the works of mercy by volunteering.


Direct download: 2024_3-3_Catholic_Char_Refugees_mixdown.mp3
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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Curtis Keddy, Deacon Candidate and Associate Director of Formation with the Office of Permanent Diaconate about how the Lord called him and the mystery of this Holy Order of service.

Direct download: 24-2-18_Mystery_of_Diaconate_wt_Curtis_K.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02pm CDT

Direct download: 2024_Arch_Conf_Spanish__30_sec_spot.mp3
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Each Lent, the Archbishop runs commercials to encourage Catholics to experience the healing power of the sacrament of reconciliation.  So in addition to their normal schedules, our priests make confessions available Wednesday nights from 6-7 pm at the churches of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  

These are the 30 second spots  in English that will run this year on local radio stations and streaming services.

We have also recorded one in Spanish that will air on Spanish speaking stations.

Direct download: 2024_Arch_Conf_30_sec_spot.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:52am CDT

Archbishop dialogues with Toby Cook and Jason Davis about being a man in the Church and the upcoming Men Under Construction retreat.

Saturday February 17th at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park. Tickets are on sale at

In Kansas City we are blessed to have a one-day men’s conference that usually happens the first Saturday of Lent where hundreds of men from across the Kansas City metro for meet for a day of spiritual renewal and fellowship.  They always feature outstanding Catholic speakers, mass and a chance to go the confession (plus they feed you well).

This will be the 27thconference and will happened Saturday February 17th at Church of the Ascension in Overland Park. Tickets are on sale at


Direct download: 2024-2-4_Men_Under_Construction_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Jason Davis and Toby Cook about the upcoming 10th annual  FIRE men's retreat

Feb 10-11, 2024
"FIRE: Be Strong. We aim to build Catholic men to help build the Domestic Church. Men walking, playing, praying and building together on the path to stronger families, stronger business leadership, stronger communities. Join us for the 10th FIRE Retreat under the stars at Prairie Star Ranch."
Direct download: 2024_1-28_FIRE_retreat_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm CDT

Archbishop Naumann talks with Abbey Foard, associate director of Desert Stream about how this ministry develops SAFE HEALING COMMUNITIES for the local church to help people who are sexually and relationally hurting.  They talk about the LGBTQ agenda, the damage it does and how the Church compassionately, yet, truthfully accompanies those who experience these issues.

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

Direct download: 2024_1-19_DesertStream_wt_Abbey_Foard_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm CDT