Editor’s Notebook: Lourdes under heavy security; Archbishop Chaput on the election; and John Allen pleads for Pope Francis to take a break

On today’s feast of the Assumption, pilgrims flock to Lourdes under heavy security

In his weekly column, Archbishop Charles Chaput suggests reading material ahead of the November election

What does the world look like when there are more elderly than kids being born

A look at society’s unfortunate abortion evolution

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to women rescued from prostitution — an action that, Crux argues, shows that Francis is doing his best to back up verbal apologies with actions

Tony Magliano asks Catholics to: Put yourself in the shoes of a refugee

And John Allen gives three reasons why Pope Francis needs to take a break

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor-in-chief of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV