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Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City speaks to EWTN Pro-Life Weekly on July 21, 2022.

Meet the Catholic bishop who began a pro-life ministry for pregnant women in need

Nov 26, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Walking with Moms in Need encourages Catholics to support and “walk in the shoes” of local pregnant and parenting women... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., and the outgoing chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presents pro-life initiative Walking with Moms in Need to the U.S. bishops on Nov. 17, 2021 in Baltimore.

Abortion a ‘human rights issue’ more than a religious issue, Archbishop Naumann says

Jul 18, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Value Them Both” amendment, if approved by voters Aug. 2, would allow state lawmakers in Kansas to pass legislation to... Read more

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Archbishop Naumann says he is 'sad' over Pope’s handling of Biden, Pelosi on abortion

Jul 14, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The archbishop's comments appeared in a German newspaper, Die Tagespost. Read more

The words "My Body My Choice" appear on the Church of the Ascension in Overland Park, Kansas.

Kansas archbishop: Catholic church attacks are ‘un-American’

Jul 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Parish buildings and a statue of the Blessed Mother were “extensively defaced” with red spray paint in an “overt act... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.

A look at Catholic newsmakers of 2021

Dec 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The past year had no shortage of news in the Catholic realm, both in the Vatican and beyond. Read on... Read more

Delia Tuttlebee (right) from Texarkana, Texas, and Laura Lane from Birmingham, Alabama, attend Mississippi College and came to the pro-life rally outside the Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, with Students for Life of America. Tuttlebee interns with Students for Life and Lane serves as president of the Students of Life chapter at MC.

Faith leaders unite to ‘Pray for Dobbs,’ the case that could overturn Roe

Nov 22, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians recently united for a day of prayer in anticipation for an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court... Read more

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Leading pro-life bishops: Catholic Church must be prepared if Roe overturned

Nov 18, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide,... Read more

Joe Biden.

USCCB pro-life chairman urges Biden to act like the ‘devout Catholic’ he says he is

Oct 12, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni

Learn from St Joseph’s respect for life, archbishop says

Oct 1, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

St. Joseph’s ‘faithful trust and courage” provide a powerful pro-life witness, a US bishop has said, marking the start of... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. bishops' Region IX at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome on Jan. 14, 2020, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Archbishop Naumann encourages Catholics to get vaccinated, accommodate consciences

Aug 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

More U.S. bishops this week issued statements on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and conscientious objection. Read more

Attendees of the 2018 March for Life make their way past the U.S. Capitol building.

US bishops urge Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions  

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday called on Congress to restore prohibitions on federal funding of abortion, as the House... Read more

Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas

Now agreeing with former priest’s victim, Kansas City archdiocese says abuse claim was substantiated

Jun 22, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Crediting a sex abuse victim for his challenge of a review board’s ruling in 2002, the Archdiocese of Kansas City... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly

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

Apr 8, 2021

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

Mar 15, 2021

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

Archbishop Joseph Naumann. CNA file photo

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

Feb 16, 2021

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

Dec 22, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

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

Dec 14, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

Dec 7, 2020

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

Sep 25, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Archbishop Joseph Naumann. CNA file photo.

His own father murdered, Catholic archbishop speaks against death penalty

Sep 6, 2020

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