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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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Anyone want to chat yet?

I've tried this a few times before, but so far I've only ever managed to talk to one person from here.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to get to know others on here better!  So, who wants to chat?  I'm just talking about text chat for the moment, although of course we could organise voice or video chat from there if there's enough interest. It's obvious we're never going to get an official chatroom here so I'm taking the initiative.  If someone can find a free web chatroom that…

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How I Stopped Loving Agreda’s “Mystical City”

I read it once, and I loved it. I hoped to read it as often as Tim Duff had done until I heard a sermon of Bishop Sanborn in which he said it was condemned by the Church!  BpSan_NativityOfTheBlessedVirginMary_09-08-91_1083.mp3 After repeatedly trying and failing to imagine I had mistakenly downloaded a sermon from a Jehovah’s Witness website, my imagination broke badly. Finally, as I tried to fix my imagination, I asked Fr. Gabriel Lavery about it, and he confirmed most emphatically what His…

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6 Replies · Reply by Betzcani Anda 14 minutes ago

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…

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6 Replies · Reply by Alexander Krawczyk on Monday

Scruples

After searching previous posts I was surprised at not finding one on this issue. Being someone who has dealt with this and knowing firsthand how much of a Cross it can be, I want to share this article with all of you, especially with my fellow melancholics, since we seem to be more prone to this than others. I saw an article on scruples a while back by Fr. Cekada, but in my opinion this one goes into a bit more detail. This is of course NOT A CURE for the sickness(only obedience to your…

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3 Replies · Reply by Betzcani Anda on Monday

Fatima Conference in Spokane, Oct 7-12

After several years of wanting to go to the annual Fatima Conference held by CMRI at Mt. Saint Michael's in Spokane, Washington, this year I finally have the combination of the time off and the expendable income to actually attend. I was wondering if anyone else is going or has gone in the past? What are your reflections or opinions of the Conference? What are your experiences while you were there? Do you have any stories to tell or any suggestions of things to see and do while there? Thank you…

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8 Replies · Reply by Thomas Richardson Jun 23

Become a Liturgist Today!

Hello, fellow Catholics. A new group has arose which will catch the attention of those who greatly appreciate or desire to know more about the sacred liturgy of Holy Mother Church. It is known as "Sacra Liturgia" which translates into Sacred Liturgy. I am well aware that there are many liturgists among you who seek to find companionship among those who also have the same interests as them. With great hope, I start this group to form and solidify unity between all liturgists, whether they be…

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2 Replies · Reply by Antonio Cadavid-Valentin Jun 22

Hour of the Laity

I noticed that the general trend of Catholic Action from Pentecost to date has progressed from the dominance of First Orders to that of Second Orders, and now it seems the time has come for Third Orders. The formation of First Orders from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages to the so-called Age of Enlightenment was dominated by men like St. Pachomius, St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Benedict, St. Dominic, St. Augustine, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. John Eudes, St. Jerome…

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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 VI

Our Bonfire, on the night of the Vigil of St. John the Baptist _________________________________________ THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers… Continue

Pentecost V

THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers _________________________________________ Daily Sermons May 31 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Petronilla June 1 – Fr.… Continue

Pentecost IV

THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers _________________________________________ Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion… Continue

Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart

Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons May 27 – Fr. Lehtoranta – A Father’s Promise May 31 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Petronilla… 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

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

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

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.
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