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

Everything you need to know about the Advent wreath

Dec 3, 2023 / 07:00 am

Advent wreaths are traditionally made from evergreen branches and have four candles, which represent the four weeks of Advent. 

Advent 2023: 5 Catholic resources to help prepare your heart for the birth of Jesus

Dec 2, 2023 / 08:00 am

With the hustle and bustle of holiday festivities, it’s easy to lose track of what truly makes this time of year so special. These resources will help you prepare.

New Holy Land virtual Advent pilgrimage hopes to fill ‘holy sites with peace’

Dec 2, 2023 / 07:00 am

With the Israel-Hamas war, pilgrims can’t get to many holy sites this Advent and Christmas, so the Magdala Tourist Center is bringing the holy sites to pilgrims.

Indi Gregory remembered as ‘true warrior’ at funeral

Dec 1, 2023 / 11:55 am

The funeral for the 8-month-old baby who lost her life after an end-of-life legal battle was held at Nottingham Cathedral on Friday, Dec. 1.

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

Dec 1, 2023 / 07:00 am

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for people with disabilities.

Here are 14 Catholic organizations to support this GivingTuesday

Nov 28, 2023 / 04:00 am

First created in 2012, GivingTuesday is a day when people everywhere are encouraged to do something good for others.

Catholics can receive a plenary indulgence by praying before a Nativity scene 

Nov 25, 2023 / 08:00 am

From Dec. 8 until Feb. 2, Catholics will be able to receive a plenary indulgence by praying before a Nativity scene in a Franciscan church.

On assassination anniversary, Catholics reflect on JFK’s faith and life

Nov 22, 2023 / 05:00 am

JFK’s legacy is a cautionary tale for politicians who profess to be Christians yet often reject practicing the faith in aspects of their personal or public life.

‘Mass of a Lifetime’ reminds elderly ‘their community has not forgotten them’

Nov 19, 2023 / 07:00 am

The special Mass was held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at a retirement home, to “intentionally affirm, involve, and inspire” the residents.

EWTN anchor’s Christmas album climbs the charts

Nov 16, 2023 / 12:40 pm

Popular TV host Raymond Arroyo says Christmas music is “a touchstone of joy in the midst of chaos, gloom, and darkness.”

Baby Indi Gregory’s father says he chose baptism for her after feeling ‘dragged to hell’ 

Nov 13, 2023 / 15:15 pm

Despite not being religious, Dean Gregory says fighting for his daughter’s life in court moved him and his wife to baptize their daughter.

How a tragic loss led a successful businessman to the priesthood

Nov 9, 2023 / 10:00 am

After losing his wife of 40 years, Father Peter Adamski pursued a calling to the priesthood that he had experienced as a boy.

Knights of Columbus donate millionth coat through ‘Coats for Kids’ program

Nov 7, 2023 / 14:35 pm

The Knights of Columbus reached a major milestone this month when they donated their one millionth coat through their Coats for Kids program on Nov. 6.

Special education program focuses on ‘inclusive, student-centered, Catholic education’

Nov 4, 2023 / 06:00 am

The Options Program is a special education program in all four high schools in the Diocese of Arlington that serves students diagnosed with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

‘The Chosen’ Christmas special is a ‘beautiful experience,’ show’s creator says

Nov 1, 2023 / 15:06 pm

On Nov. 1 the hit Christian series “The Chosen” released the trailer to its upcoming Christmas special, one that will be shown only in theaters Dec. 12–17.

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

Oct 31, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“Your prayer gives me strength and helps me to discern and to accompany the Church, listening to the Holy Spirit,” Pope Francis said Oct. 31.

Twins baptized by twins: Babies welcomed into the Church by priest, deacon twin brothers 

Oct 28, 2023 / 07:00 am

Twins Gianna and Andrew Renwick were baptized by Father Ben Daghir and Deacon Luke Daghir, clergy from the Diocese of Erie who happen to be twin brothers.

7 ways to participate in day of prayer and fasting called for by Pope Francis

Oct 26, 2023 / 07:00 am

Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in the Holy Land, Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting on Oct. 27. Here’s how to participate.

Catholics around the world join in prayer for peace in the Holy Land

Oct 19, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Many Catholics worldwide participated in an international day of prayer and fasting Oct. 17, called for by the Church in the Holy Land.

Franciscan University offers safe haven for Jewish students experiencing antisemitism 

Oct 18, 2023 / 19:07 pm

The Steubenville, Ohio-based university has announced an initiative to expedite the transfer process for Jewish students in danger of antisemitic discrimination.