Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas

The Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann was installed as the 4th Archbishop and the 11th Bishop of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas on January 15, 2005.

His chosen episcopal motto is, “Vitae Victoria Erit” (Life will be Victorious).  Archbishop Naumann has championed the cause for the right to life throughout his ministry. He seeks to lead his flock in upholding and promoting the immense dignity of every human person from conception to natural death.

Through education and evangelization, Archbishop Naumann seeks to facilitate opportunities for encounters with the person of Jesus Christ, winning disciples that will live the Joy of the Gospel and lead others to Christ by the fruit of their lives.

Archbishop Naumann was born on June 4, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 1975, and Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis/Titular Bishop of Caput Cilla on September 3, 1997. He was appointed as Coadjutor Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas on January 7, 2004, and assumed responsibilities as Archbishop on January 15, 2005.

Prayer Intentions


  • Pray for the Presidents, Principals, Faculty, Students and their parents that the new school year will be filled with many graces and blessings, especially that our students will come to a deeper experience of God’s unique love for them
  • With gratitude for all those who labored heroically for the passage of the Value Them Both
  • For an increase in support for all of our Pregnancy Resources Centers as they strive to surround with love and practical assistance, women with a difficult or untimely pregnancy
  • For those who have experienced an abortion and now deeply regret it, that they will find healing, mercy and hope through the Project Rachel and Project Joseph ministries