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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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The Robber Church - Patrick Henry Omlor

For anyone really fascinated by the theological and historical problems of the N. Ordo, this is well worth your time. It's a collection of letters, documents, essays and such, so the arguments and points are repeated throughout. Putting that aside it's a must for true Catholics. I will freely admit I'm a bit pedantic, so I enjoy reading about the fine distinctions in languages (I know practically nothing about foreign languages). It is however much more than that - it is a spirited defense of…

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1 Reply · Reply by Rose Forde 9 hours ago

Daily Sacred Scripture

It is amazing that I have not yet seen a discussion like this started. Even Facebook has this one. Anyhow, if someone wants to join, all one has to do is add a piece of Sacred Scripture each day. Whether it is your favorite or enlightening, just add a Scripture for the Lord's sake. First one: "And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). 

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23 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich on Thursday

to "be" the Church

In a recent discussion, the following interchange came about: > No sede that I’m aware of claims to ‘be’ the Church. All we are doing is adhering to what are clearly and provably the true teachings of the Church. If we are not the Church, where is it? If it's nowhere, then the Gospel is a lie. If it's somewhere else, then do we think we will be saved outside it? If we are merely adhering to the *teaching* of the Church without actually *being* the Church, then what on earth is the *Church*…

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4 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich on Tuesday

What use is there to read the Bible?

I know this will raise eyebrows, but patiently hear me out. When I ask this question, I ask in the sense if there is any profit for laity to read the Bible alone on their own. After much study about the teaching authority of the Church, I have finally came to the conclusion (it has been in my mind for some time) that it is not useful for the laity to study the Bible on their own. The reason being that if highly trained theologians and exegetes have such a difficulty studying the Sacred Text,…

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4 Replies · Reply by David Heimlich Feb 5

The Beauty of Math

I saw this posted on another forum and thought I'd share it here. May the Sacred Infant bless and protect you and the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Joseph pray for you! St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us! Saint Julien l'hospitalier, pray for us! Beauty of Math! 1 x 8 + 1 = 9 12 x 8 + 2 = 98 123 x 8 + 3 = 987 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321…

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5 Replies · Reply by Lisa Kantirakis Feb 4

How do you decorate your tree?

I was really surprised at the reaction I got on a catholic Facebook page when I posted about not using ornaments on the Christmas tree that have nothing to do with Christ's birthday. Of course I meant things like coke bottles, Star Wars action figures, Santas, and polar bears. I originally thought I would get a few "likes" or a few comments that agreed with me. However, I was totally wrong. People got upset about it and I was really thrown a loop. I have angels, stars, circular ornaments, candy…

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35 Replies · Reply by Maria Casole Feb 2

Annual Patron Saint 2016

From a friend: "Hello and Happy New Year of Our Lord 2016! This year’s annual Patron Saints (11th year) are represented with animals or had animals as companions with some amusing and amazing accounts.  Please let us know soon of your interest, for children and others, to join in this year. We will choose a Saint, at random, and let you know who your and others Saint will be for 2016! This private devotion of a year-long Patron Saint can be cultivated with prayer to your Saint, learning the…

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11 Replies · Reply by James Brown Feb 2

Articles from TraditionalMass.org

Vatican II is Obligatory

Despite what Christopher Ferrara and SSPX types claim, if you believe Paul VI was a true pope, Vatican II is indeed obligatory. And you can't use Vincent of Lerins to turn the magisterium into the doctrinal equivalent of Country Buffet. (Internet,… Continue

Traditionalists, Infallibility and the Pope

A clear and concise survey of the sedevacantist argument, based on the teachings of pre-Vatican II canonists, dogmatic theologians and popes. First published in 1995 as a booklet, and revised in 2006 to address various objections, Traditionalists,… Continue

Modernism Resurrected: Benedict XVI on the Resurrection

The Resurrection: Not the resuscitation of a corpse? An "evolutionary" leap? Not a historical event like Our Lord's birth or crucifixion? St. Luke "contradicts" himself? How Benedict XVI's new book Jesus of Nazareth resurrects modernist teachings… Continue

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.

St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Lent I

Candlemass, just before the procession _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Ignatius of Antioch February 2 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Light of Faith is Still Burning February 3 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St.… Continue

Quinquagesima

Candlemass, just before the procession _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Ignatius of Antioch February 2 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Light of Faith is Still Burning February 3 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St.… Continue

Sexagesima

Solemn Mass of the Epiphany. Fr. Mardones, Celebrant; Fr. McGuire, Deacon; Fr. McKenna, Subdeacon. Bp. Dolan and Fr. Lehtoranta look on. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 22 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Gratitude to God for Our… Continue

Septuagesima

Solemn Mass of the Epiphany. Fr. Mardones, Celebrant; Fr. McGuire, Deacon; Fr. McKenna, Subdeacon. Bp. Dolan and Fr. Lehtoranta look on. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 18 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Peter and the Tailor… Continue

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

AGAINST MENTEVACANTISM

Bergoglio is doing and saying so many non-Catholic things that the Novus Ordo conservatives, and really all that regard him as a true pope, are practically going insane in order to find solutions in some way to keep him as the “pope.” It is hardly… Continue

CHRIST OR BELIAL?

A Response to Bishop Williamson concerning Attendance at the New Mass On June 28th of this year, Bishop Williamson gave a conference to a gathering of people in Connecticut, followed by questions and answers.[1] A woman asked him whether it was… Continue

Can we go to the una cum Mass in a pinch?

  *   *   * [Previously published post, now available here]    Many Catholics have come to understand that active participation in a Mass which is una cum, that is, in which the name of the Modernist “pope” or “local bishop” is placed in the canon,… Continue

Francis is not the problem

[Previously published post, now available here]    *   *   *    All are shocked, as I am, by Francis’ approval of adultery and sodomy. In so doing, he has exceeded everyone’s expectations, and has opened a whole new world for the Novus Ordo, a world… Continue

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

Pope Fictions 1: Nestorian Story Time

A video by Rev. Anthony Cekada The first in a series of shorter videos taking on SSPX’s two anti-sedevacantist musketeers, John Salza and Robert Siscoe, authors of True or False Pope, as SSPX-bankrolled screed against sedevacantism. To support the… Continue

SGG Choir: Music for Candlemas 2016

CANDLEMAS or the Feast of the Purification on February 2 is always solemnly celebrated at St. Gertrude the Great with either a Pontifical or a Solemn High Mass, preceded by the striking ceremony of the Blessing of Candles and Procession. We are… Continue

SSPX and Bitter Fruit: Look Who’s Talking!

Video by Rev. Anthony Cekada AN EXAMINATION of the Society of St. Pius X’s charge that sedevacantism produces “bitter fruit,” which some “disproves” its theological reasoning. Historical perspective: conflict among Catholics where in situations… Continue

The Pope Speaks: YOU Decide!

A video by Rev. Anthony Cekada THE YEAR 2016 will be a banner year for traditionalists to argue over the question of the Pope. First, there will be the ongoing antics of Bergoglio, aka Francis, the “People’s Pope.” Second, there will be a lot of… Continue

Mass Cam

Holy Mass Live Online
St. Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, OH offers 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

SGG is being shepherded by Bp. Daniel Dolan.

St Gertrude the Great Sermons

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