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

10 things you should know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

May 23, 2024 / 15:21 pm

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are 10 things you should know.

Jim Wahlberg on new film and powerful conversion: Mother Teresa ‘was sent there for me’ 

May 20, 2024 / 06:00 am

“Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” is a new film co-produced by Jim Wahlberg that helps viewers rediscover the importance of the Eucharist.

Hallow Summit strives to ‘facilitate an encounter with the Lord’

May 16, 2024 / 06:00 am

The popular Catholic prayer and meditation app Hallow recently announced its third annual Hallow Summit will take place in Steubenville, Ohio.

As ocean temps hit record, Vatican hosts discussions on climate change, offers resources

May 14, 2024 / 14:52 pm

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform provides resources for the Church to achieve real and lasting solutions to environmental problems. 

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

May 9, 2024 / 16:05 pm

This gift guide of products from Catholic shops owned by mothers can help you honor the women in your life.

Catholic bishop walks length of Gaza Strip in support of cease-fire

May 6, 2024 / 17:20 pm

A Catholic bishop in eastern Canada walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those suffering due to the Israel-Hamas conflict. 

Walk to Mary pilgrimage brings thousands to ‘grounds where Mary appeared’

May 2, 2024 / 07:00 am

Thousands will come together on May 4 to walk the 21-mile pilgrimage that ends at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Champion, Wisconsin.

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

May 1, 2024 / 06:00 am

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May is for the formation of men and women religious and for seminarians. 

The story behind the feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2024 / 04:50 am

“There could not be a better protector to help you penetrate the spirit of the Gospel into your life,” Pope Pius XII said of Jesus’ earthly father.

Belmont Abbey College hosts Bible marathon reading event

Apr 26, 2024 / 06:00 am

More than 110 readers took turns standing at a podium reading aloud cover to cover from sacred Scripture throughout the day and night for five days.

Historic St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, will host Pope Francis this weekend

Apr 25, 2024 / 04:00 am

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Mark’s Square this Sunday in Venice and then privately venerate the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist inside the basilica.

5 Catholic ways to celebrate Earth Day 

Apr 22, 2024 / 04:00 am

The Catholic Church has a long tradition of calling for proper stewardship of the earth.

New film ‘Unsung Hero’ emphasizes the ‘power of family’

Apr 20, 2024 / 07:00 am

The film, which will be released in theaters on April 26, depicts the true story of the Smallbone family, two of whom are members of the band For King and Country.

Caitlin Clark’s former coach says she ‘tries to maximize her God-given talents’

Apr 17, 2024 / 15:00 pm

Caitlin Clark was selected as the No. 1 draft pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2024 Women’s National Basketball Association draft on April 15.

Ferrero Rocher: The chocolate inspired by Our Lady of Lourdes

Apr 16, 2024 / 07:00 am

“The success of Ferrero we owe to Our Lady of Lourdes; without her we can do little,” said Michele Ferrero, the company’s founder.

‘Irena’s Vow’: The true story of a Polish Catholic nurse who hid Jews during the Holocaust

Apr 12, 2024 / 16:00 pm

The film, debuting in U.S. theaters across the country April 15-16, depicts the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, who risked her own life to hide Jews.

New film about writer Flannery O’Connor shows ‘God can deliver his grace in any way’

Apr 12, 2024 / 06:00 am

The film depicts the life of Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor and will be released in theaters on May 3. 

Catholics who participate in Eucharistic Pilgrimage, Congress can receive plenary indulgences

Apr 10, 2024 / 18:00 pm

The U.S. bishops have announced that Catholics who participate in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Eucharistic Congress can receive plenary indulgences.

Jessica Hanna, Catholic mother who chose life amid cancer battle, dies

Apr 8, 2024 / 14:15 pm

“Be sure to remember — with every Good Friday comes an Easter Sunday,” the mother of four pointed out. “With death comes resurrection — Christ made it so.”

New film tells inspiring story of young priest who left a lasting impact

Apr 6, 2024 / 08:00 am

“Love God’s Will” tells the inspiring story of Father Ryan Stawaisz, a young priest from Texas who touched the hearts of many and embraced God’s will.