Midwest (U.S.)

Ellen O'Connell Whittet August 21, 2019
Jon Hassler championed "America’s often struggling middle class” with his rigorous moral vision in his novels.
The site of Clemens Field baseball stadium in Hannibal, Mo., near the Mississippi River, on May 31.  (Jake Shane/Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)
Nathan Beacom June 17, 2019
This spring’s floods devastated farming and rural communities in the middle of the U.S. that were already struggling with economic and social decline, writes Nathan Beacom. But ”blue” America may find it difficult to sympathize.
Catholic News Service May 24, 2019
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City expressed gratitude that lives were spared and that all residents of the Missouri capital are accounted for following a devastating tornado.
Catholic News Service March 20, 2019
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee late March 19 expressed grief over the lives and livelihoods lost and threatened by the historic flooding in the Midwest and offered prayers for recovery.
Zac Davis November 30, 2018
Stephen Markley's new novel is an intimate, long look at a single night in New Canaan, a fictional “corn and rust” town set somewhere between central and northeast Ohio.
Zac Davis March 21, 2018
You have likely seen the profiles, the gifs, the memes, the television spots. But there is much that you have not seen.