Archbishop Joseph Naumann

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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

US Supreme Court.

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

Jun 29, 2020

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

May 2, 2020

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

Apr 9, 2020

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

A reflection shot turns the US Capitol upside down.

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

Feb 25, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 23, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Nov 22, 2019

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

Nov 11, 2019

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