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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.  Activity is defined as posting pictures, posting in forums, etc.  Inactive members may be suspended, without warning, 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.

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Hobbies, Heroes, and Horses, Oh My!

We've all listed some bland facts about ourselves on our "About Us" pages - how about some completely non-serious comparing notes?  Feel free to talk about your "toys" such as your overstocked costume closet (guilty!), your flashy muscle car (or the Mini Cooper you want someday), your obsession with grammar, the pet you always wanted but never got because your parents thought you were nuts, your favorite book character as a kid, etc.  The pics below are of either costumes I made, my siblings,…

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Tell us about your favorite place in the world

As part of the getting to know each other process (which is always happening) I thought I would ask members to pick ONE place that is their favorite place in the world and try to tell us - in depth - why it is.  We will learn more about the place and more about you.  Include links or pictures if appropriate.  In a month we will vote on the best story and the winner will receive a prize :-)

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9 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 17 hours ago

Opinions on the Exlusive

I don't really know if I should do something that may be such a potentially controversial debate for my first posting, but I'm really just looking for opinions here, because I have noticed it and wondered at it myself over the past couple of years... OK, picture that you are courting (being courted by) someone, or you are even to the point of being engaged.  Does it seem weird to go to a young adult party or something alone if your interested party is not in attendance?  What about if you were…

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28 Replies · Reply by Christina Eldracher yesterday

Updates and Rules of the Road

Hi All I can hardly believe that next Sunday will be Christ the King Sunday and we will be on the verge of the end of the Liturgical Year - which is the real "new year" that matters to us as Catholics.  We've had a lot of change and turnover since we took over as the moderating team at TradCircle nearly a year ago and I wanted to take an opportunity to address some issues so that you know what to expect in 2015. We don't like NING There are a number of reasons we don't like this platform, but…

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Reactions to October 13 Synod Mid-Way Report: Atheists & Novus Ordos

Most are probably now aware of that evil document released by the Synod yesterday. What I find fascinating is that not one but two atheists at work initiated a discussion with me on it, at two separate times independently of the other. I did not even know they took an interest in such things. One is a self-described "secular humanist" and the other is a Lutheran turned atheistic Buddhist. They've both known for about a year that I am a sedevacantist, and they both recognized in the Synod midway…

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15 Replies · Reply by Ryan Plummer on Sunday

Attachment Parenting: Is it Catholic friendly?

During my seven year stint as a deist and worldling I came across Attachment Parenting.  I thought to myself this is a type of parenting that seems right to me.  I entirely agree on wearing one's baby as much as possible, which gives more nurturing time for the father considering the mother spends more time with her little lamb nursing, I'm sure it's easy for the father to feel left out at times.  It also advocates the infant/toddler to co-sleep with the parents and nursing past one, keeping…

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Modernism Resurrected: Benedict XVI on the Resurrection

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Benedict Approves Contraception

An in-depth analysis of Benedict XVI's statement on condoms and of the reaction to it conservative Catholic circles. (Most Holy Trinity Seminary Newsletter, January 2011)

Index of Forbidden Books

The Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books (last edition: 1948)
By the authority of the Holy See, the Sacred Congregation of the Index has forbidden all Catholics from reading the books on this list. The Index is still in force, as no valid Pope has ever abrogated it.

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And God Laughed at My Plan

I started off Monday with a great and holy plan.

I would give myself a one-day silent retreat using The School of Jesus Crucified.   Well, at least until it was time to take my dad to his cardiologist appointment at 5 pm.   It had… Continue

St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Pentecost XIX

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Pentecost XVIII

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Pentecost XVI

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Mass Cam

Holy Mass Live Online
Both St. Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, OH, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Spokane, WA, offer a free live video feed of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

St. Gertrude broadcasts its Sunday 9am High Mass & 11:25am weekday Mass here: SGG Mass Cam

Our Lady of Guadalupe broadcasts all of its Masses: OLG Mass Cam

SGG is being shepherded by Bp. Daniel Dolan and OLG by Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt.

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A FAILED STRATEGY

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A Hymn to St. Pius V, “Saint of the Mass”

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