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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 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.

Forum

Question on a Bishop Taylor

Dear Forum,Their are two priests ordained by a Bishop Taylor looking to start a Mass center in NC. Does anyone have any info on this Bishop and his group? I heard that he may be a Feeneyite. I am trying to find information, so that I can warn other NC trads to stay away if need be.Thank you,Jesus and Mary,David

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3 Replies · Reply by David Ellis 23 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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199 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich on Tuesday

Query: Spiritual Directors

Dear members. I have many questions about Spiritual Directors that I hope you can help me with. Do you have a spiritual director? Who should be looking for a spiritual director? What should one look for in a spiritual director? What role do they play in your life and how have you benefited from spiritual direction? How do you communicate with your spiritual director? I'm sure there are many more questions, but hopefully that should be enough to get us started.

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37 Replies · Reply by Paul Wesner on Monday

Divine Mercy novena

Just wondering if anyone can enlighten me regarding the Divine Mercy novena.  A conservative NO family member advised me that there is a novena that starts on Good Friday.  I asked whether it was approved by the Church, and they answered that they thought it was approved by Pope Pius XII.  I did an internet search, but can only find NO info, which I simply don't trust.  I seem to remember reading on a sede (read real Catholic) website something against this devotion.  I would be very grateful…

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11 Replies · Reply by Matthew Arthur on Monday

Temperament Opposites

I'm reading Personality Plus at Work and it claims: "Sanguines and Melancholics are opposites - you can be one or the other, not both. Cholerics and Phlegmatics are opposites - you can be one or the other, not both." However, I always thought there can be combinations of any 2 dominant temperaments and that it's just more rare for the "opposite" ones to be combined. E.g. Choleric-Phlegmatics exist, but it's more rare. This source seems to support this view:…

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28 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher Jun 15

Canadian Govt. can take children from parents who don't recognise their childrens gender identity.

A Canadian province has passed a law that gives rights to the government to take away children from families that don’t accept their kid’s chosen “gender identity” or “gender expression”. The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017, also know as Bill 89, was passed in Ontario by a vote of 63 to 23, The Christian Times reported. The law, which replaces old laws governing child protection, foster care and adoption services, instructs all child services and judges, to take into…

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13 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde Jun 11

The other two 'blessed' Fatima seers (?) canonisation

It would be interesting to note people's perspective on this topic due to it being the 100yr annivesary of the Fatima visitation and apparitions. I personally don't know much about the issue in detail. I believe they are term blessed but am wondering with the new rite of canonisation of saints if these canonisations are valid /licit (not just a valid pope canonising issue)? And the whole public vs private devotional thing in regards to asking intercession from people deemed holy etc, ie blessed…

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6 Replies · Reply by Larissa Jensen Jun 9

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

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Young Adult Get-Together This summer, we are hosting a young adult get-together. We hope to draw Traditional Catholics from across the country. Visit our event website for more information. YAG Cincinnati Website… Continue

Within the Octave of the Ascension

Young Adult Get-Together This summer, we are hosting a young adult get-together. We hope to draw Traditional Catholics from across the country. Visit our event website for more information. YAG Cincinnati Website… 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

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

A V2 Overview for Neo-Trads

by Rev. Anthony Cekada NOTE: I often get phone or email inquiries from Catholics who have suddenly sensed that there is something deeply wrong in the post-Vatican II church, but who have difficulty pinpointing exactly what it is. I try to give… Continue

Siscoe, Celestine and Sedevacantism

by Rev. Anthony Cekada ANTI-sedevacantist controversialist and SSPX apologist Robert Siscoe thinks he has found a killer argument against the sedevacantist position: Gregory IX promulgated an evil universal disciplinary law in 1234, but remained a… Continue

Three Vatican II Errors: A Two–Minute Course

OK, MR. OR MRS. TRAD — you always tell your Novus Ordo friends how bad “Vatican II” was. But can you actually give them examples of the Council’s main errors? Matthew Arthur and True Restoration to the rescue! They’ve put together a snappy,… Continue

True or False Pope: A Dignified Burial

IN FALL of 2016, Messrs. Salza and Siscoe published a 25,000- word response to my video Dead on Arrival, in which they attempted to explain away their earlier and egregious mixup of basic theological terms and to enlist the writings of Louis… 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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