Francesca Pollio

Francesca Pollio

Francesca is the Social Media Manger for Catholic News Agency. She received her degree in Communications with an emphasis in Digital Media from the University of Colorado - Denver.

Articles by Francesca Pollio

Everything you need to know about the Advent wreath

Nov 27, 2021 / 09:00 am

Advent wreaths are traditionally made from evergreen branches and have four candles. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent—three candles are purple, and one is a rose color. 

Parents who lost daughter in accident find joy in adoption ‘God has always been there’

Nov 25, 2021 / 09:00 am

Biological parents to two daughters and two sons, Bruce and Lisa Alexander first considered adoption after their youngest was born. However, it was not until the 2012 March for Life that the Catholic couple decided to proceed. 

The best Catholic Advent calendars for 2021

Nov 17, 2021 / 16:02 pm

Here’s a list of our favorite Advent calendars to bring the Nativity story to your family, and hopefully create cherished memories and long-lasting traditions.

USCCB votes to inscribe Mother Teresa in the U.S. Liturgical Calendar

Nov 17, 2021 / 13:41 pm

The U.S. bishops voted to honor Mother Teresa each year in the Liturgical Calendar of the United States.

Adoption Month: Meet the birth mom who chose life after God saved hers

Nov 16, 2021 / 16:01 pm

Kelly was eight months pregnant, lying in the street, ready to die. That’s when she heard a small voice speak to her.

7 fascinating facts about St. Martin de Porres, the first black saint of the Americas

Nov 3, 2021 / 08:20 am

On Nov. 3, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Martin de Porres, a Peruvian Dominican brother who lived a life of humble service and charity and became the first black saint of the Americas. 

How to get a plenary indulgence any day this November 2021

Nov 2, 2021 / 07:42 am

Did you know that you can get a plenary indulgence any day this November? It’s true. The Vatican has decided to grant Catholics who visit a cemetery to pray for the dead on any day in the month of November a plenary indulgence. 

Why is St. Jude the patron saint of lost causes?

Oct 27, 2021 / 19:00 pm

On Oct. 28, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Jude, also known as Thaddeus, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles.

Who is Carlo Acutis? 10 things you should know about him

Oct 11, 2021 / 14:10 pm

Who was Blessed Carlo Acutis? Here's what you need to know.