Archbishop Joseph NaumannStatement By Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann
Kansas Supreme Court Ruling Discovering a Right to Abortion
in the Kansas Constitution April 27, 2019


Sadly, while the Kansas Supreme Court’s claim to discover a right to abortion in the Kansas Constitution is not surprising, considering the composition of the Court, it is nevertheless shocking.

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Today’s decision is just the most recent example of an effort to change the very nature of our government. Similar to the United States Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions in 1973, the Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt decision is an example of imperial courts usurping the role of duly elected representatives to decide public policy on key social issues.

The Court’s claim of a right to abortion lying hidden in the Kansas Constitution for more than 150 years is absurd. The Court’s ruling is more an exercise in creative writing than a serious effort to examine the constitutionality of a statute restricting dismemberment abortions.

Ironically, the Court cites the section of the Kansas Constitution that affirms clearly a right to life, not a right to destroy human life. With the advancements of embryology and ultra-sound technology providing a window into the womb, the scientific evidence affirming the humanity of the unborn child is even stronger than in 1973. The Court’s decision has no basis in law or science.

As the movie“UnPlanned” — which depicts the true story of Abby Johnson’s conversion from a former Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate — makes clear, abortion is no friend to women. Abortion providers prey on women at a time of great vulnerability to make a choice that not only kills their child but inflicts deep scars on the hearts of mothers. For women and men who have participated in the abortion of a child, I encourage you to contact the Project Rachel Ministry at 913-621-2199 or to assist you in finding healing and peace.

The immediate priority for all Kansans concerned with protecting the lives of unborn children, as well as pregnant women, from an unscrupulous abortion industry is to pass a State Constitutional Amendment aimed at making it impossible for future Courts to contort the Kansas Constitution in an effort to claim it contains a right to abortion. I urge Catholics to join with thousands of other concerned Kansans to work for the passage of a Constitutional Amendment to correct the grave error of the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling.

Eventually, Kansans who do not wish to be ruled by a judicial oligarchy must also reform the selection process for judges that masquerades as non-partisan, while producing judicial candidates who appear intent on imposing an ideology that was not in the minds of those who wrote the Kansas Constitution, nor is consistent today with the values of most Kansans.





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OUR SACRED PURPOSE: Under our Heavenly Father’s providential care, guided by the Holy Spirit and in humble response to the call of Jesus to go and make missionary disciples, we the Catholic Church of Northeast Kansas are committed to embody the life and mission of Jesus through Word, Sacrament, and Service so that all God’s people in the Archdiocese may hear and encounter the living Christ and the Joy of the Gospel.




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Pope's Prayer Intentions

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for May 2019:

The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity
That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

Archbishop Naumann's Prayer Intentions for May 2019

  • For God's blessing upon the six priests and three transitional deacons ordained this month. May the Lord bless their ministry and use them to deepen the Faith of the people of the Archdiocese.
  • For all Mothers with gratitude for their giving life to their children.  May they know the importance of their vocation in forming their children in the Faith.
  • For all the elementary, high school, and college graduates that the Lord will help them to know His will and give them the courage to always follow Jesus.

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and the Kansas Bishops have released a Joint Statement on Refugees and Immigration.


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Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has released a list of clerics against whom substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made. None are in current ministry in the archdiocese.

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