The Leaven is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. It is the successor to the Eastern Kansas Register, which was first launched in 1939. The
Each year on July 25th we celebrate the anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter Humanae Vitae. Yes, I said celebrate. Contrary to popular belief, the Church wishes to celebrate the encyclical that affirms
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write, first of all, to express my love and concern for all of you as the COVID-19 virus continues to create challenges and
by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
In late September, I attended a gathering of the FOCUS alumni living in the Kansas City metro area.
FOCUS is an acronym for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. FOCUS is a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the Gospel of Jesus with college and university students, equipping them for a lifetime of Christ- centered evangelization, discipleship and friendship.
By Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
This past Sunday (Oct. 10), Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the beginning of the preparations for a Synod of Bishops on Synodality scheduled to be held in October 2023.
The actual title for the synod is: “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission.” Every bishop in the world has been asked to kick off the synodal process in his diocese this Sunday, Oct. 17.
Statement of Respect for Life Month from Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities The month of October brings with it our annual
chbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued a statement on supporting pregnant and new mothers.
by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann For almost 50 years, the Catholic community in the United States has observed October as Respect Life Month and the first Sunday in October as
With so many others, I pray for an end to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I also pray that in combatting this epidemic, we do not create an additional victim, the rights of conscience.
Pope Francis Joins the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative’s “It’s Up To You” Campaign to Inspire Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines With a Message of Hope and Unity, the Pope
Since there has been much controversy in both the religious and secular press regarding the June Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I wanted to share with