Bishop’s Column

What defines you?

This past week, I was conversing with a man about Pope Francis, and in particular, his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel.”

Why are we so bored?

Two things caught my eye this week that were somewhat related.

Truth doesn’t change—people do

This past week, the long-anticipated document (known as a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation) following the 2014 and 2015 synods on marriage and the family, was made public.

Protecting God’s little ones

Recently, some grandparents introduced me to their four year old grandson, who wanted to shake my hand.

All In

There is a term that poker players use when they push every one of their chips to the center of the table on a bet of confidence that they have the winning hand: “all in.”

Works of Mercy in our Christian Life

One of the key points of focus that Pope Francis outlined in the official document announcing the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy was

Our mission flows from an encounter with Jesus

Following is the text of Archbishop Naumann’s homily given at the annual White Mass for medical professionals at St. Thomas More Parish on Feb. 20:

Thoughts on Catholic Schools

As this is Catholic Schools Week across America, it provides an opportunity to reflect on this ministry that has profoundly affected millions of people, and continues to do so in our own diocese.

How we need Martin Luther King, Jr. today

I was eight years old when Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis.

Jesus the threat

It seems odd to think of Jesus as a threat. He is the Good Shepherd, the Prince of Peace.

May 29, 2016
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph