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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.

Forum

Keeping Things Lively

Several months ago, it seemed like all the single guys and gals on here (and many of the marrieds, too) were posting away at the "3 Things in a Spouse" thread, and it was a lot of fun.  However, since all of us were posting "strong Catholic" as #1, with a few other specifically faith-related topics as 2 and 3, we started to run out of more elaborative options. Now I want to go beyond that and get some opinions on METHODS of meeting traditional Catholic potential spouses. Pre-requisites…

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59 Replies · Reply by Johanna Hughes yesterday

Learning latin

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation, or even knows of a Latin curriculum that teaches Ecclesiastical Latin rather than Classical Latin. I don't know much about Latin but apparently the mass is done in ecclesiastical Latin therefore that's the type of Latin I would like my kids ( and myself!) to learn. We bought Prima Latina however, that is apparently a classical curriculum. Any help any one could provide would be greatly appreciated!

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18 Replies · Reply by Thomas Richardson Jun 9

Wind chimes?

Hi, We've been given Japanese wind chimes by a friend and for me their sound is so peaceful and relaxing.  However, somebody told me that wind chimes are not good in the house as they attract bad spirits or something of some sort.  I know the origin of wind chimes is not really from a Catholic/Christian background however is there any truth in what this person told me, or is it one of those old-wives tale/superstition? Are there any other cultural or traditional beliefs/ways that are similar to…

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4 Replies · Reply by Michael McBee May 31

Favorite Sermons

Hi everyone,  Just wondering if you all have any favorite (favourite) sermons you have links to...  Here's two of mine, "Taking the Last Place" and "Holy Matrimony", both by His Excellency Bishop Sanborn. ("Holy Matrimony" is actually the one he gave at my wedding!) There was one other one he gave recently that was really good but I'm not sure if it was uploaded to the seminary website yet. What are some of your favorite sermons?

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33 Replies · Reply by Raquel Garcia De Alba May 21

Literature for Kids

Hey everyone! I was just curious if you could all share books that you think are fully acceptable for Catholic kids. My kids devour books so I'm always looking for suggestions. These are my suggestions of great books for kids that we have: Narnia books Father Brown (kids) readers Vision Readers series (with saints), Windeatt saints series Beatrix Potter books Catholic Treasure Box series Catholic National Readers Also, what do you all think of the Brian Jacques books (Redwall series)? And…

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120 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher May 16

Are You Lacking in Faith?

Are you weak in Faith?Did you ever see a mustard seed in the human hand.It looks pretty small. Perhaps you can google it to see how small it actually is.Now, let's see the significance of this:St. Matthew, Chapter 1714 *And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling down on his knees before him, saying: Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffereth much: for he falleth often into the fire, and often into the water.15 And I brought him to thy disciples,…

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3 Replies · Reply by Fr. Nkamuke Okechukwu Bede May 14

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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

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Pentecost IV

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Within the Octave of the Sacred Heart

Daily Sermons May 29 – Bp. Dolan – A Joyful Saint of Sorrow June 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Our Lady’s Garden June 2 – Bp. Dolan – Martyrs’ Story June 4 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Make Jesus the Center of Your Day and Life June 5 – Bp. Dolan – St. Boniface; Do… Continue

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Alexander P. Fulton Visitation Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Rosary 7:00 PM Mueller Funeral Home 6791 Tylersville Rd. Mason OH 45040 Requiem Mass Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:00 AM St. Gertrude the Great Church 4900 Rialto Rd. West Chester,… Continue

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

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

Pope-sifting

*   *   * [Previously published post, now available here]    An objection has been made to my recent response to Bishop Williamson. It is an objection frequently made against sedevacantists. It objects that sedevacantists cannot criticize the SSPX… Continue

Anti-Modernist Reader

Dear fellow Catholics, I draw your attention today to a project which is important for a better understanding of the Church’s struggle with the Modernist heresy since Vatican II. True Restoration, which is the entity that has diffused throughout 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.

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A dynamite two-minute video explains how. by Rev. Anthony Cekada HOW CAN you tell a heretic from a real Catholic? The answer to the question has always been of supreme importance to faithful Catholics confronted with the errors of the post-Vatican… Continue
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