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 of yourself, 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.


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). 

Read more…
94 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich 14 hours ago

Donald Trump- could he buy the US a bit more time?

I will acknowledge that the man is publicly immoral and certainly a psychopath (not meant as a derisive term but merely an acknowledgement that anyone reaching such levels of power in today's world is more than likely to be a psychopath). In this speech, he basically calls out the Satanic and corrupt NWO and I think it's worth watching (it's only 5 minutes). What are your thoughts? https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=358554547812337&id=106736366327491

Read more…
9 Replies · Reply by Cliff Wheeler yesterday

The Opposition of Children’s Vocations by Some Pious Parents

The parents of St. Rita Cascia were such reputed peacemakers in their town of Roccaporena that quarrels which couldn’t be settled even by the parish priest were usually brought to them for an inevitably amicable resolution.  Their daughter was so edified by their piety that she decided to become a nun, only for the same source of her inspiration to become the biggest opposition to her vocation. And the most incredible part: their reason for opposing her vocation was because since she was their…

Read more…
5 Replies · Reply by Jadwiga Przestrzelska on Sunday

Acceptable Films for Catholic Viewing

We were discussing various standards of judging films on another discussion and it was mentioned that it would be easier to post a list of "good" films rather than trying to rate all the bad ones out there. The criteria given for the following list use a combination, so to speak, of rules Bishop Sanborn has given in various sermons and the old Legion of Decency rating system. If you want to suggest other films in this thread, rate them according to the following. If in doubt, specify what is…

Read more…
146 Replies · Reply by Raymond Forde Oct 19

The Trad Circle Lonely Hearts Club Fraternity

Dear all, From talking to people on our chat group, it has become clear that many of us are pathetic lonely husks of human beings who long ago abandoned all hope of finding love and have retreated into a bitter shell of defensiveness, eye-twitching and muttering unshaven, insomniac nonsense at bus stops.  And I think I speak for all of us when I say that. Or perhaps just myself. XD Either way, I think it would be good for all those on this forum who are yet to find their true love to join with…

Read more…
36 Replies · Reply by Raymond Forde Oct 19

Pray for a Pope

I received this in an email and wanted to pass it on here:   This site/cause has been my idea for a while now, namely, to begin the novel concept of round the clock prayer for the restoration of the papacy.It was also fueled by the idea that already much is being done in the way of education regarding the evils of the latest papal claimants - but not many P R A Y for a solution. Not hard, anyway.There are dozens of causes that we devote our prayers to, but this somehow is neglected, yet most…

Read more…
20 Replies · Reply by Stefano Andreozzi Oct 14

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

Pentecost XXIII

Here are some photos from an Early Fall Sunday: The Sun Rises above our Lady and Child. Our Lourdes Grotto Our outdoor Fatima Shrine Our cloister garden, with its waning blooms. Our Rosary Shrine for October Food being sold at our Fall Bake Sale… Continue

Pentecost XXII

Here are some photos from an Early Fall Sunday: The Sun Rises above our Lady and Child. Our Lourdes Grotto Our outdoor Fatima Shrine Our cloister garden, with its waning blooms. Our Rosary Shrine for October Food being sold at our Fall Bake Sale… Continue

Pentecost XXI

Daily Sermons October 3 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Spiritual Childhood of St. Therese of Lisieux October 4 – Fr. McKenna – St. Francis and the Wolf October 5 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Helen Guth from Kansas October 6 – Fr. McGuire – St. Bruno October 7 – Bp.… Continue

Pentecost XX, Rosary Sunday

Daily Sermons September 26 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The North American Martyrs September 27 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Sts. Cosmas and Damian September 28 – Fr. McKenna – St. Wenseslaus & the Fruits of Sacrifice September 29 – Fr. McKenna – St. Michael &… Continue

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog


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


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

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

Dead on Arrival: True or False Pope

by Rev. Anthony Cekada IN JANUARY 2016, the Society of St. Pius X published a 700-page book touted as the definitive refutation of sedevacantism and the ultimate vindication of the “recognize-and-resist” (R&R) position, John Salza and Robert… Continue

Hey Trads! Take This Pop Pope Quiz!

Correct answer: A. Answered B or C? Oops! You need to review Pius XII’s teaching on the sin of heresy and membership in the Church, in addition to Boniface VIII’s teaching on submission to the Roman Pontiff as necessary for salvation! Support our… Continue

Veni, Sancte Spiritus: A New Musical Setting

A liturgical motet by Rev. Anthony Cekada In the Preface to my book on the New Mass, Work of Human Hands, I mention that the bad music that invaded the liturgy almost immediately after the liturgical changes began in the 1960s prompted me to study… Continue

Marcel Lefebvre: Sedevacantist

A video by Rev. Anthony Cekada Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre made many statements that support sedevacantism, the theological position held by Catholic traditionalists who believe that the Vatican II popes were not true popes, due to public heresy.… 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

Most Holy Trinity Seminary Sermons and Podcasts

This site is moderated by a team of lay people in consultation with and obedience to the clergy of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church.