Wilmington Catholic Radio…and it’s not just for Catholics

  By Contributor Tracy Bua Smith   With all the misunderstandings, assumptions and confusion so many have about the Catholic Church, our local Wilmington area is blessed with a resource to clarify church teachings and discuss relevant issues in our everyday lives. No matter your faith background, Wilmington Catholic Radio, 92.7 FM is a guaranteed […]

Capturing March for Life 2012 in My Own Words/Photos/Videos

[slideshow]   By Contributor Tracy Bua Smith   Last year, my family and I attended our first March for Life, and I blogged about this incredible experience HERE. On Monday, Jan. 23, my daughter, friends and I joined a parish in Rocky Mount, N.C., and traveled to Washington, D.C. to our second march on three […]

What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

  By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith     Although the calendar says December 26 and the Christmas carols are no longer playing on the radio and in stores, it is still Christmas! Christmas begins on Christmas Day and continues for 12 more days until the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, when the Magi […]

Decorating Jesus’ birthday cake – a Smith family tradition

By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith       This poster image for the 2010 campaign, Baby Scan Jesus, is from ChurchAds.org   When I put this photo on my Facebook page and personal blog last year and this year, some readers thought that I was announcing that I have been blessed with another precious soul […]

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

  By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe Every December 12 there is a special feast day celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe.   If you are not familiar with this image and the story surrounding its origin, I encourage you to read here, where it explains how the Mother of God first […]

Explaining the Immaculate Conception to Kids (and Adults): 2011

By Blogger Tracy Smith Explaining the Immaculate Conception to Kids (and Adults): 2011   Picture drawn by Lacy at Catholic Icing Colored by my daughter, Cupcake #1   Thank you Lacy at Catholic Icing for another great free resource about the Catholic faith! Here is an explanation by Lacy about her beautiful drawing on the […]

Celebrating St. Nicholas’ Feast Day!

By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith Celebrating St. Nicholas' Feast Day!   One of the joys of being a Catholic is the gift to celebrate so many wonderful feast days, especially during the month of December.   Not only does our family get to anticipate the celebration of Jesus' birth at the end of this month, […]

Novena, Christmas Creche, Homemade Nativities

By Blogger Tracy Bua Smith Starting November 29th, I am joining over 6,000 Catholics to pray the Immaculate Conception Novena! Before I encourage others to pray the Immaculate Conception Novena beginning today, Nov. 29, HERE is information that answers “What are Novenas?” I'm looking forward to the answered prayers from this amazing saint! With so […]