Welcome to TradCircle! This is a social networking site for people of all ages all over the world to meet each other and make friends who share the same traditional Catholic faith. TradCircle was conceived of and founded by clergy in 2008 and is currently moderated by a team of laypeople in consultation with and under obedience to that clergy.
TradCircle is dedicated to the Blessed Trinity and claims Our Lady of the Blessed Trinity as patroness of this site and its members. The Circle is the symbol of the Trinity, Almighty God who is one yet three, whose Three Divine Persons are never alone. They are "the three holiest persons in Heaven," as St. John of the Cross said. The purpose of this website is to encourage isolated Catholics not to be alone, but to associate virtually with other Catholics as well as to help them persevere and grow in the faith, the love of God, and eventually the easier to reach Heaven. It has also helped some people to meet, court, and get married, though that is not the only purpose of this site.
While there are other Traditional Catholic social networks out there, we are the only one that requires a profile picture, a real first and last name, and a filled-out profile to ensure that those on here are actually interested in being part of a community, not in just "browsing." We look forward to getting to know you! Every few months we periodically go through our rolls to make sure that our members are actually active and participating.
To be clear - Members are expected to be active within a moving 30-day window. Those who are not will be notified and encouraged to participate more. Inactive members may be suspended, with reinstatement possible should they express a wish to be more active on this site. Profiles may be provisionally approved but will be expected to confirm to all standards within 24 hours. Membership here is not a right, but a privilege.
Our norms and expectations for modesty and photos on this site are outlined here.
Finally, while we think of ourselves simply as "Catholics" who are observing the moral and liturgical norms as they were set down prior to Vatican II, this website assumes the reality of sedevacantism: a conclusion that since Vatican II and the New "Mass" are harmful to the Catholic faith: they cannot proceed from the Catholic Church and hence cannot be accepted. While we accept that some people who are on this forum may be on a journey towards sedevacantism, we will not engage in debates as to whether sedevacantism is an acceptable solution to the crisis. This website accepts that reality and welcomes anyone of good will who is searching for answers.
Please pray three Hail Marys each day for the success of this site and the perseverance of all Catholics in this time of chastisement and betrayal.