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


  • For an increased devotion to our Blessed Mother, especially the praying of the family rosary
  • For all elementary, high school and college graduates for the Lord to bless and guide their future endeavors
  • For God’s blessing on Deacon Aaron Waldeck who will be ordained to the Priesthood on May 25th


  • For the Eucharistic Pilgrimages to awaken in the hearts of all Catholics a deeper love for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
  • For married couples to become closer to Jesus and to deepen their love for each other
  • For many young people to be open to a vocation for leadership and service in the Church as a Priest or a Consecrated Religious Sister or Brother