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.


Visiting in California September 9 - 18, 2015

I'm still setting up my itinerary for the day-to-day of this trip, but will be attending Mass at Blessed Sacrament in Martinez on Sunday the 13th if anyone wants to get together/go out for lunch after Mass.  Also wondering if there are any families in the area with a bunch of girls that I could stay with Saturday/Sunday night.  I will be getting in touch with Father Zapp, too. Thanks in advance for any info!

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15 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde 22 hours ago

Crikey, that's amazing!

I think we've got more than enough cuteness on here at the moment, so here's an alternative thread for the chaps.  Post your favourite non-cute animal videos, Bear Grylls moments, weapons, explosions (only fun ones though, not ones where people get hurt!) or anything amazing/spectacular. - J. "Irwin" Rowse

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35 Replies · Reply by Raquel Alba yesterday


1. You drive a 23 passenger van.2. Your wife has as many rosaries as she has pairs of shoes.3. Your family's food bill is $1250 a month.4. Your family takes up a pew and a half at Mass.5. Your freezer is loaded with hot dogs and buns.6. If you are the father, you haven't purchased a new suit for yourself in seven years.7. If you are the mother, you haven't bought yourself a new outfit in one year.8. When you are yelling at one of your kids, you call him by the name of all his siblings before…

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105 Replies · Reply by Clare Weisskopf yesterday

Father Nkamuke

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am presently in Egypt so I watch mass by webcast (St. Gertrude the Great). I noticed that in the most recent bulletin, Bishop Dolan included a brief update entitled, "How is Fr. Nkamuke Doing?" that I would like to share: "Father reports from Lagos: 'A couple has been helping with a meal every Sunday. Someone gave us things for breakfast once. And the landlord is kind enough to let us use the clean water in his tank sometimes. Some of the faithful do give support…

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3 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher yesterday

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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26 Replies · Reply by Ryan Plummer on Friday

Visiting California Sept. 23-28

Hello! I'm Sophia Vines, if I haven't met you. Just thought I'd say that I'm visiting California and I don't know many people on here so if there was anyone in the Ventura County/Lancaster area then I would be able to meet you! I'm staying with the Crawford family for a few days and the Landsgaard family for a few days. I'll be attending the new church in Rosamond (CMRI) on that Sunday. God Bless you all!

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3 Replies · Reply by Heather Fuller on Friday

Confession on accepting sedevacantist position

I wonder if anyone can point me towards any good and orthodox materials on the confession to be made on acceoting sedevacantism, before Holy Communion can be received? (Obviously this only applies to those who have been validly baptised.)I understand that specific spiritual advice and direction needs to be obtained in each individual case. But it seems to be that the penitent would need to acknowledge at the least, lack of assent to the truths of our Faith; joining in worship with heretics; in…

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6 Replies · Reply by Nicholas Wansbutter on Tuesday


Dear Friends,This video is a one hour-long expose and it is constructed by former members of the cult of the "Jehovah Witness Organization."It is extremely interesting and shows many of the false prophecies perpetrated by these people.For example, the organization predicted the end of the world in 1914. When that passed, they predicted that the end of the world would take place in 1925. When that passed, they predicted that the end of the world would take place some other year – the date…

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2 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde Aug 14

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St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

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St. Joachim

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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

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

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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.

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