Author Archives: Father Nathan Reesman

About Father Nathan Reesman

On Twitter: @FatherReesman Father Nathan Reesman is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, ordained in 2006. He is the Shared Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, and also of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, both in West Bend, Wisconsin. He is also the Courage and EnCourage chaplain for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Courage is an apostolate of the Catholic Church that ministers to men and women who experience same sex attraction. Father Reesman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, obtaining his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in the year 2000. He completed his seminary studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2006, obtaining a Masters of Divinity. Father Reesman completed post-graduate studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, obtaining a Doctor of Ministry in 2019.

Our Sanitized, Lifeless World

One of the cultural markers of our era is a heightened interest in ecology and in the natural world. This manifests itself in a variety of ways, from advocacy for public policy changes such as the Green New Deal, to … Continue reading

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On Respecting Human Life

As we cross into October, we again find ourselves observing Respect Life Sunday in this country. In this contentious election year, and in the context of another heated national conversation over the nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice, the … Continue reading

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In Data We Trust: Covid and the Limits of Control

When control is disguised as charity, and our authorities become dehumanizing. Continue reading

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Covid Red and Covid Blue: Observations From A Local Catholic Pastor

Even Viruses Can Have Colors Continue reading

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Civil Rights and Wrongs: America in the Wake of Bostock

The Court has once again decreed who is and is not free, but not in the manner it first appears. Continue reading

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Conversion Beneath the Surface of Racism

The tragic killing of George Floyd, and the senseless reactions to it, are manifestations of our collective loss for all things sacred. Continue reading

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Our Very Authentic 2020 Easter

Below is my bulletin column for Easter Sunday, 2020:  A Blessed and Joyous Easter to all of you! We are of course all very accustomed to typical Easter routines and rituals that are painfully and strangely absent this year.  There … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: De-throning Corona

  Here, a few days in advance, is my parish bulletin column for Palm Sunday. Start scouting out now the best branches in your yard in preparation for our great feast.  Dear Friends at Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish and … Continue reading

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Safe From All Distress: Christian Perspective on the Coronavirus Threat

“Take Courage, I Have Conquered the World.” Continue reading

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A Lament For Election 2020

What do Catholics do with a no-win scenario? Continue reading

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