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

Bishops invite Catholics to pray Litany of Sacred Heart in response to Dodgers’ ‘blasphemy’

Jun 12, 2023 / 13:15 pm

The bishops’ prayer request comes after the Los Angeles Dodgers announced they would be honoring the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”

Legacy of Irish teenager who inspired a nation lives on 10 years after his death

Jun 10, 2023 / 06:00 am

Only a few weeks before he died, 16-year-old Donal Walsh went on national television to remind people of the value of life. His legacy continues today.

New guide to novenas aims to inspire Catholics to rediscover this traditional form of prayer

Jun 10, 2023 / 05:00 am

“Pocket Guide to Novenas,” published by Ascension and written by Annie and John-Paul Deddens, includes 20 novenas.

Oklahoma Women’s College World Series champions say they find their joy in Christ

Jun 9, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Some of the team’s players told ESPN that what makes their team so strong is that what matters is their “life in Christ.”

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

Jun 1, 2023 / 02:00 am

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

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

May 31, 2023 / 11:45 am

In a new video released by the Vatican, the pope asks how humans have the capacity to be so cruel and calls for prayers for the end of torture.

PHOTOS: Thousands gather in Times Square for eucharistic procession in New York City

May 31, 2023 / 09:05 am

Photojournalist Jeffrey Bruno captured scenes of what may have been the largest eucharistic procession ever to make its way through Manhattan.

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?