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.


The love of God.

I read a quote where God tells St. Theresa? That he would create the whole universe again just to hear her say, "I love you." This struck me because as it is so filled with love above human understanding. I wonder if we have such a hard time understanding God's love because we are so selfish and cold generally. We view God's love by are pathetic attempts at it. It would be good to have a meditation filled with quotes such as the one above to ponder God's love as we try to do better…

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2 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 4 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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63 Replies · Reply by Christian Pawlowski 9 hours ago

The French Revolution

Why it is important for a Catholic to remember the storming of the Bastille, and the subsequent horror of the French Revolution? The French Revolution itself has made more than half a million deaths (this only directly, we can add also other one million and half due to the Napoleonic Wars). The Jacobins beheaded the King of France, Louis XVI, the Queen Mary Antoinette, and the sister of the King, Elizabeth. The heir to the Throne (Louis XVII of France, the so called "Dauphin", the Dolphin) died…

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7 Replies · Reply by Stefano Andreozzi 19 hours ago

Pumpkin everything thread!

Hi everyone it's that time of year again where the pumpkins come out from hiding. I found one from the store and murdered it... its only crime was being delicious. Anyways as one with pumpkin blood on my hands and an affinity for cooking I decided I would post my creations I made with it. I make stuff for everyone to eat after church, and I made too much puree so now everything is going to be pumpkinized! (is that a word?) Now that's alot of puree! Anyways moving on it's time for me to post a…

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10 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne Sep 23

Is this Apostasy the Great One?

I respectfully beg to differ with those who say it is, but it’s just my opinion. My first reason for differing is the same reason for St. Paul’s caution in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-4 — Christians were overreacting to the rate at which things were crumbling around them. Even St. Pius X nearly overreacted in E Supremi when he wondered if the Antichrist had not already come! I’ve heard a contemporary preacher who was of the opinion that the 2040s was the hour of the Antichrist!! The second reason is…

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14 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne Sep 23

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…

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113 Replies · Reply by Daniel Patrick Loyd Sep 21

Pokémon GO

The mobile game, Pokémon GO, has taken the world by storm. The game involves users traveling to certain destinations in real life to  capture virtual Pokémon. You can read more about the game mechanics in the Gameplay section on this page. It is phenomenal how many people I see with this app open on their phone - not to mention the stories I hear of people traveling far and wide solely to capture Pokémon. And obviously, due to its popularity since release, it has taken over the internet. I'd be…

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50 Replies · Reply by Matthew Arthur Sep 21

Looking for Friends

I am part of a catholic choir of almost 45 members in a remote parish in Matale called our angels choir so i want to start a group entitled "Friends of our angels Choir". If you are want to be part of this amazing group, please let me know. We have a small website; http://ourangelschoir.wixsite.com/ourangelschoir.  You could click and read about us.  Everyone is welcome, you will have the best experience with this group.

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