June 22 - June 30 - Pray, Reflect, and Take Action

on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.



Join us for our Religious Freedom Rally on Sunday, June 30

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Offices for Pro-Life and Social Justice are collaborating with Faithful Citizens and FIAT to host a Religious Freedom Rally on Sunday, June 30

Church of the Ascension Map
(on 127th Street in Overland Park).

11:45am Mass with Archbishop Naumann (June 30)
Followed by a Hotdog lunch in the Parish Hall or under “the big top!”. 

 1:30pm Speakers under the Big Tent

  • Monsignor Stuart Swetland, President, Donnelley College

  • Elizabeth Kirk, J.D., magna cum laude, Notre Dame Law School, scholar, writer and national speaker on matters pertaining to the family in law, policy and the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition

  • Eddie Greim, J.D., Harvard Law School, President of the local Federalist Society, secretary of the KC Catholic Lawyers’ Guild, recently appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of its Missouri Advisory Committee, and litigator for First Amendment protections

  • Chuck Weber, current Director of Kansas Catholic Conference, former Kansas state legislator

The religious freedom rally will begin at 1:30 pm. The day will consist of an old-fashioned, patriotic ice cream social with “under the tent” presentation by speakers on religious liberty issues.  There will be informational booths sponsored by religious freedom organizations including Faithful Citizens, FIAT, Kansans for Life, etc.  Carnival games and food will be provided to entertain friends and families

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Prayer Resources

The following prayers may be used in solidarity with the bishops' call  to penance and prayer to restore religious freedom & conscience  protections.
Please note: No special permissions are required to use these  prayers, so long as no modification is made and proper attribution is given as noted on the resources.

The Litany of Liberty:   Patriotic and uplifting, this 2 page Litany of Liberty is appropriate for prayer vigils or gatherings.

Holy Hour:  There is a beautiful Holy HourTemplate for organizing a Eucharistic adoration prayer for religious freedom at your parish



Past Statements by Archbishop Naumann on Religious Freedom

The Shepherd's Voice  Radio interview on Religious Freedom (2013)

Archbishop Naumann interviews Michael Schuttloffel, Executive Director of the Kansas Catholic Conference.  They discuss the unprecedented and alarming threat that the HHS mandate poses to our First Amendment rights of religious freedom and what Catholics are doing to confront it.

Audio of Archbishop Naumann’s Homily on Religious Freedom from the 2013 Fortnight  (English) 




Audio of Archbishop Naumann's Homily on Religious Freedom from the 2013 Fortnight (Spanish)












Archbishop Naumann on Religious Freedom

Religous Freedom and Protecting Adoption Choice

Earlier this Summer, the Catholic Church of Kansas persuaded the state legislature and the Governor to pass a law that protects faith based adoption agencies from being discriminated against for respecting the rights of children to be placed in forever homes with both a father and a mother, and serving birth parents who want to place their children up for adoption in faith filled homes.  However, the bill narrowly passed and the floor debates revealed there is a great deal of prejudice and animosity towards faith communities who  defend   the  traditional understanding of marriage.

Naumann interviewed Jeanette Pryor, Legislative Liaison for the Kansas Catholic Conference, just before the vote about how Kansans can protect adoption choice and the religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies.




Religious Freedom Week 2019: Strength in Hope