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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.  Those who are not will be notified and encouraged to participate more.  Inactive members may be suspended, 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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Meyers-Briggs Typology (more detailed than the 4 Temperaments)

Part of getting to know each other is an increase in getting to know yourself.  Many of you may know about the Meyers-Briggs Typology.  It goes deeper than the classic 4 temperaments (melancholic, choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic) and I'd love to hear reflections from people who have not taken it before to see if it has given them any additional insights into them, their career, or the way they are. There's a free version here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp I'll share mine,…

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35 Replies · Reply by Matthew Shaffer yesterday

Tell us about your chapel/parish

We'd like to learn more about the various chapels/missions/parishes worldwide.  In your post tell us the name and location, as well as: 1.  How long it has been around 2.  How long you have been going 3.  Names of the priests who are there 4.  Approximate number of people who attend 5.  Special activities or apostolates of the parish 6.  Anything else you'd like us to know

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35 Replies · Reply by Eric Stratte yesterday

41 Things (Catholic Edition)

So many of you may know that these memes periodically populate facebook.  You get "tagged" by a friend and then you have to answer the questions and "tag" a bunch of other friends.  It's perfectly harmless fun, and it gives you the opportunity to learn random facts about your facebook "friends" who may happen to also be "real-life" friends outside of fb.   So I thought, why not do this on TC?  It would be a quick way to get to know a lot of us and start a lot of different discussions.  The…

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42 Replies · Reply by Maria Nicholas yesterday

Any software engineers around here?

Dear all, As we all know, we are at war. The most important weapons are spiritual ones. The second most important weapon of the darkness is deception - as always. Many of this comes down to collecting, analyzing and spreading information. I think that in the material sphere, this is the most important battle field right now. I have a weapon system in mind, for helping us to fight this battle. Naturally, being a software engineer, it involves computers. (Call me narrow-minded if you want, but…

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3 Replies · Reply by Derek Ignatius Asirvadem on Sunday

Changes to TradCircle

Please use this as a thread to let me know about issues you have.  I will also use it as a way to inform you of upcoming additions. For example, we should have status updates being added in the next 60 days, if I am to believe Ning's internal newsletter. Thanks in advance for your patience as we trek down the "new and improved" road together :0

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65 Replies · Reply by Derek Ignatius Asirvadem on Sunday

Trad Circle Privacy Change **Please Read**

To all, I decided to post this in a new thread instead of the "Changes to Trad Circle" thread because I want people to read it and be aware of the latest privacy setting change in the latest version of the Ning software. I was chatting with a friend last night on the phone and she mentioned to me that Trad Circle profiles are viewable by non-members as of right now. This surprised me because the previous versions of our privacy settings were all under my admin control settings. Almost always,…

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3 Replies · Reply by Jason Guardiano on Sunday

Modest Wedding Gowns

I design and make modest-only, "Bishop Sanborn approved" wedding dresses, formalwear, and other dressy women's clothing.  Since everything I do is custom made, and the turnover time is rather long, I've been keeping an ear and an eye out for more or less reliable wedding retailers around the country. If you know of a salon/boutique that has a reliable modesty standard, please let me know!  I'm working on a general guidebook for Catholic brides, esp. converts, and I'd love to find some other…

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3 Replies · Reply by Rose (Rosalee) Kitchen on Saturday

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Mass Cam

Holy Mass Live Online
Both St. Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, OH, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Spokane, WA, offer 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

Our Lady of Guadalupe broadcasts all of its Masses: OLG Mass Cam

SGG is being shepherded by Bp. Daniel Dolan and OLG by Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt.

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.

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

This site is moderated by the staff of True Restoration in consultation with and obedience to the clergy of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church.
There are costs involved with hosting and maintaining the site.
If you would like to help defray those costs, please visit www.truerestoration.org/donate
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