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

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August 2022

Aug 4, 2022 / 15:12 pm

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray for small businesses during the month of August. 

Bishop comes out in support of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh

Jul 29, 2022 / 10:46 am

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh received a tip of the hat from his own bishop for his pro-life remarks.

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh tells team members he would help raise their baby in event of unplanned pregnancy 

Jul 26, 2022 / 11:29 am

After receiving criticism on social media and from college football fans for remarks made at a pro-life event, Michigan Wolverines’ football coach Jim Harbaugh elaborated on his stance. 

A look into America’s oldest Carmelite monastery

Jul 21, 2022 / 16:00 pm

Nestled in the farmland of Port Tobacco, Maryland stands the oldest Carmelite monastery in America. Founded in 1790, the Mount Carmel Monastery was the first Catholic convent for religious women in the U.S.

Meet the high school students going door-to-door in defense of life

Jul 18, 2022 / 19:03 pm

Hannah Joerger and Mara Loughman are hoping Kansas voters will approve the Value Them Both amendment on Aug. 2. 

Should we get rid of daylight saving time and use 'God's clock' instead?

Jul 10, 2022 / 13:56 pm

Studies have linked changing the clocks with foggy thinking and an increase in heart attacks.

Parents of young mother considered for sainthood share powerful testimony at World Meeting of Families

Jun 23, 2022 / 16:47 pm

Chiara Corbella Petrillo rejected any form of cancer treatment that posed a risk to her unborn son.

Why is June the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

Jun 19, 2022 / 12:19 pm

Jesus appeared to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673 and began revealing ways to venerate his Sacred Heart.

The oldest man in the world is 113 and prays the rosary twice a day

Jun 8, 2022 / 06:15 am

His name is Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, he’s Venezuelan, and is passionate about his faith.

How do we know if we are listening to God's voice, or our own? This author has some advice

May 14, 2022 / 05:04 am

Discernment is hard. How do we know if the voice we’re listening to is God’s, or our own? 

This Catholic doctor provides care for 1 million people in Sudan, South Sudan

Apr 28, 2022 / 14:51 pm

Sudan and South Sudan are countries currently facing several hardships. After the military staged a coup in Sudan six months ago, the country remains in political and economic turmoil. Its neighbor, South Sudan, faces severe food shortages and a rise in violence.

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

Apr 13, 2022 / 12:39 pm

The “Tantum Ergo” is the last two verses of a Latin hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas. By singing this beautiful song during adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday, you can receive a plenary indulgence.

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

Apr 9, 2022 / 18:00 pm

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

Mock-meatless Fridays? Catholic vegans share their Lenten sacrifices

Apr 9, 2022 / 05:00 am

Have you ever wondered what vegans give up for Lent?

There is still time to receive a plenary indulgence during Lent

Mar 31, 2022 / 09:20 am

Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? It’s true! There are actually four ways you can receive one. Even though Lent is nearly over, there is still plenty of time for you to complete any, or all, of these. 

A Catholic priest and a parishioner team up to rescue Ukrainian orphans 

Mar 28, 2022 / 16:00 pm

A Ukrainian Catholic priest, who is married and a father of seven, recently accompanied one of his parishioners on a journey to Ukraine, where they rescued 22 orphans. 

Denver archdiocese: Supposed blood on St Michael statue 'similar to red nail polish'

Mar 24, 2022 / 15:00 pm

After having a chemical analysis performed on swabs used to clean alleged blood from a local woman’s statue of St. Michael the Archangel, the Archdiocese of Denver has determined the red liquid was not blood.

Good news! You can eat a cheeseburger on Friday, March 25. Here’s why

Mar 24, 2022 / 14:30 pm

You probably already are well aware that Catholics are called to abstain from eating meat on all Fridays throughout Lent. But did you know that this requirement is suspended when a solemnity of the Catholic Church falls on a Lenten Friday?

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

Mar 17, 2022 / 16:40 pm

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

Is blood flowing from a Colorado woman's St Michael statue?

Mar 7, 2022 / 18:00 pm

On Feb. 23, hours before the world would hear that Russia had invaded Ukraine, a statue of St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Kyiv, began to emit a dark liquid which appears to be blood. A video shared on Facebook of the occurrence quickly made headlines.