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Archbishop Joseph Naumann on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

How Archbishop Naumann's family tragedy shaped his beliefs on the sanctity of life

For the chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee, his family’s history of tragedy shaped his beliefs on human dignity... Read more

Former vice president Joe Biden at a campaign event, Nov, 2019.

Biden's contradictory Catholicism misleading and confusing, Archbishop Naumann says

It is a serious matter for President Joe Biden to profess Catholicism while publicly backing contradictory action on matters such... Read more

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Archbishop Naumann: Biden’s self-contradictory Catholicism on abortion deserves correction

President Joe Biden’s long self-presentation as a devout Catholic contradicts his strong political stands backing abortion. For Archbishop Joseph Naumann,... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: COVID-19 vaccine morally licit, but not obligatory for Catholics

Catholics are not morally obliged to take the coronavirus vaccine and should appeal to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, Archbishop... Read more

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Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though... Read more

Sign over death row.

End executions for Advent, Catholic bishops tell Trump

Leading U.S. bishops are imploring the Trump administration to stop scheduled federal executions during the season of Advent.  Read more

The 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Archbishop Naumann emphasizes preeminence of right to life

The “preeminence” of the right to life is the teaching of the Church, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair stated ahead... Read more

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His own father murdered, Catholic archbishop speaks against death penalty

The Archbishop of Kansas City is calling for an end to the death penalty.  Read more

US Supreme Court.

US Catholic bishops: Louisiana abortion ruling 'a cruel precedent'

Monday’s Supreme Court decision overturning a Louisiana law holding abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers ‘continues... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life.

‘This is the moment to advocate’ for pro-life vaccines, says Archbishop Naumann

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said in an interview... Read more

Governor Laura Kelly delivers her inaugural speech is front of the steps of the Kansas State Capitol building, Jan 2019.

Kansas limits Easter church services to 10 people or less

The state of Kansas is limiting religious services to no more than ten people for Easter as part of measures... Read more

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Senate fails to pass two pro-life bills on same day

The Senate on Tuesday failed to pass two pro-life bills to protect unborn babies who can feel pain, and babies... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life, gives the homily during the Mass for Life.

At Mass for Life, 10,000 pilgrims pack National Shrine

An estimated 10,000 pilgrims traveled from both near and far to attend Mass at the National Prayer Vigil for Life... Read more

Trump asked to oppose funding amendment undermining Mexico City Policy

A group of pro-life leaders, including the US bishops’ pro-life chair, wrote Thursday to President Donald Trump urging him to... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: Know the pregnancy resources available in your community

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas announced Monday at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall meeting an... Read more

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Congress must end grisly treatment of aborted babies’ remains, US bishops say

The disrespectful treatment of aborted babies’ human remains by abortion doctors, demands federal action, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City. CNA file photo.

Don’t subsidize the taking of innocent life, archbishop says of attempts to repeal Hyde Amendment

Abolishing the Hyde Amendment, a proposal made recently by both Congressmen and presidential candidates, would unravel over 40 years of... Read more

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Abortion survivor testifies before Senate committee as bishops back bill

Melissa Ohden testified before the committee Tuesday during hearings on the Pain-Capable Child Protection Act, telling senators that “abortion doesn't... Read more

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Naumann praises federal rule that will strip $60m from Planned Parenthood

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ conference pro-life committee praised Wednesday a new federal rule that will prohibit abortion clinics... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann, joined by Cardinals DiNardo and O'Malley at the vigil Mass ahead of the MArch for Life 2019.

At pro-life Mass, Naumann calls for mercy

The pro-life movement must be one of mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City Thursday night, at the opening... Read more