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

5 fascinating facts about the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 11, 2022 / 03:00 am

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In Lourdes, France, in 1858, thirteen-year-old Bernadette Soubirous was collecting pieces of wood as part of her daily chores when she noticed a startling wind and rustling sound. The noise came from a nearby grotto. When Bernadette looked toward it, she saw it filled with a golden light, and a beautiful lady. 

Meet Catholic school students who pray the rosary for the unborn

Feb 3, 2022 / 13:21 pm

Seventh graders CeCe and Abby start off each month by waking up early to say the rosary with their fellow classmates.

Catholic gifts and ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022

Feb 1, 2022 / 13:00 pm

As we approach Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of Catholic based gifts for the special someone in your life. Whether you’re celebrating with your spouse or are having a ‘galentines’ day celebration, we’ve got you covered with gift ideas and ways to celebrate the holiday in a Catholic inspired way. 

Public holiday marking St Brigid's feast established in Ireland

Feb 1, 2022 / 03:00 am

The feast of St. Brigid of Kildare, Ireland’s female patron saint, will be a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland beginning in 2023, it was recently announced.

How to bless your home on the Feast of Epiphany 2022

Jan 6, 2022 / 03:00 am

Have you ever gone past a door with what appears to be random letters and numbers written at the top? These letters and numbers actually have a great significance. 

Jesus actor in 'The Chosen' talks about show's Christmas special

Dec 20, 2021 / 16:24 pm

The internet series “The Chosen” recently hit theaters with a Christmas special that follows the birth of Christ through the eyes of Mary and Joseph. Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus, spoke with EWTN News In Depth about the mission of the series and his Catholic faith. 

5 small Catholic businesses to help you finish your Christmas shopping

Dec 5, 2021 / 09:00 am

With Christmas quickly approaching, you may still need that perfect gift for that special someone on your list. We’ve compiled a list of small Catholic companies that offer wonderful and thoughtful gifts for anyone in your life. 

The meanings and traditions of Advent

Nov 29, 2021 / 11:00 am

Advent is a time of preparation. We prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, and welcome his presence into our lives. 

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.