David Nussman

A staff writer, David Nussman started at Church Militant as an intern in 2017.

David proudly hails from Cincinnati's west side. His last name is pronounced NOOSE-muhn. (Think of the name "Newman," but add a soft "s" sound.)

Ever since he was a toddler, people have been telling David he was "born old," comparing him to an elderly man. Maybe it was his stubbornness and interest in history as a child; maybe it's his classical education, chess playing and fondness for jazz music; maybe the cigars, old books and sweater-vests.

After skipping two years of school, he earned an undergraduate degree around the time of his 20th birthday, graduating from Xavier University (in Ohio) with an honors classics major and a philosophy minor. Between high school and college, he studied about eight years of Latin and four years of Greek.

Content Authored by David Nussman

‘The Day of Wrath’ — Judgment Day and the Souls in Purgatory

By David Nussman • November 8, 2023 • 0 Comments

In the old form of the Roman rite, a funeral Mass or a Mass on All Souls' Day is called a Requiem Mass. That word, "Requiem," comes from the opening words of the Introit: "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine" — "Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord." Read more

What You Should Know About St. Anthony Mary Claret

By David Nussman • October 24, 2023 • 0 Comments

Saint Anthony Mary Claret was born in the year 1807 in the village of Sallent, Catalonia, Spain. He was the fifth of 11 children. He and his family often made pilgrimages to a nearby Marian shrine, and his parents taught him to pray the Rosary. From a young age, he felt called to be a priest, but young Anthony was trained in the family business of weaving. And when he was 17 years old, his family sent him to Barcelona to further study the craft of weaving at a large textile mill. Read more

Life or Death in Wisconsin

By David Nussman • April 4, 2023 • 0 Comments

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