Francesca Pollio Fenton

Francesca Pollio Fenton

Francesca is the Social Media Manager 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 Fenton

Post office in Kansas receives new name in honor of Father Emil J. Kapaun

May 29, 2023 / 06:00 am

A bill introduced by Rep. Tracey Mann of Kansas will recognize the Medal of Honor recipient whose cause for canonization opened in June 2008.

Conjoined twins born, baptized, and confirmed before passing

May 23, 2023 / 14:10 pm

Nicole and Austin LeBlanc, a Catholic couple from Michigan, chose to give their baby girls life and to share their story “as an example of love and hope.”

Newest Barbie doll is ‘monumental,’ Down syndrome advocate says

May 14, 2023 / 07:00 am

Children with Down syndrome will now see themselves reflected in Mattel’s newest Barbie doll.

New EWTN film about Catholic priest in hiding receives blessing from Pope Francis

May 13, 2023 / 06:00 am

The film “Faith of Our Fathers” was recently shown at the Vatican to an international audience.

Pope Francis urges freedom in message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 

May 11, 2023 / 13:10 pm

Pope Francis has expressed the importance of a migrant’s freedom to make the “decision to leave one’s native land.”

Mother’s Day gifts from small mom-run Catholic businesses

May 5, 2023 / 11:30 am

Our gift guide of products from Catholic shops owned by moms can help you find a special way to honor the mothers in your life.

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May

May 2, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Pope Francis’ prayer video is promoted by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, which raises awareness of monthly papal prayer intentions.

Catholic mother expecting conjoined twins chooses life

Apr 27, 2023 / 14:50 pm

Despite doctors’ advice to have an abortion, Nicole and Austin LeBlanc believe “God has a plan for everything.”

5 ways to solemnly celebrate Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023 / 04:00 am

As the Church mourns, Catholics are also called to solemnly observe this holy day.

Singing this song on Holy Thursday can purify your soul (and save you time in purgatory)

Apr 6, 2023 / 07:00 am

The “Tantum Ergo” is the last two verses of a Latin hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

These are the most popular FAQs about Palm Sunday — and their answers

Apr 1, 2023 / 04:00 am

Here is a list of the most popular questions about Palm Sunday and their answers.

Why the Stations of the Cross were a daily devotion for Mother Angelica

Mar 25, 2023 / 04:00 am

It is tradition for Catholics to participate in the Stations of the Cross during Lent. But for EWTN foundress Mother Angelica, it was a daily devotion. 

Have you ever wondered what vegans give up for Lent?

Mar 11, 2023 / 05:00 am

Have you ever wondered what vegans give up for Lent?

11 quotes from the saints on love and relationships

Feb 14, 2023 / 09:15 am

In a culture where the family is attacked and love is often confused with lust, it can be hard to know what a godly love looks like among one’s relationships

EWTN exclusive web series ‘James the Less’ promises to be ‘both comic and moving’

Feb 13, 2023 / 14:32 pm

The EWTN exclusive five-episode web series will air Monday through Friday, Feb. 13–17, at 8 p.m. ET on EWTN’s YouTube channel.

CNA talks with Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie about ‘Jesus Revolution,’ March for Life, and more

Feb 12, 2023 / 10:15 am

Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie’s upcoming film “Jesus Revolution” will be released on Feb. 24.

Pope Francis in video message: Human trafficking ‘disfigures’ human dignity

Feb 8, 2023 / 16:30 pm

To commemorate the World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking, Pope Francis called on young people to affirm the human dignity of others.

Catholic speaker Leah Darrow combines life on the farm with cultivating one’s faith

Jan 28, 2023 / 07:00 am

In a new video series, Darrow welcomes viewers into her home and shares what inspired her family to leave the hustle and bustle of the city for farm life.

Skull of St. Thomas Aquinas unveiled for 700th anniversary of his canonization

Jan 28, 2023 / 05:00 am

The skull of St. Thomas Aquinas has arrived at the Dominican Convent of Toulouse, France, and placed in a new reliquary.

Watch the March for Life in a 30-second video

Jan 23, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Watch the entire march in the same time it takes to say two Our Fathers.