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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

Spiritual Reads

I couldn't find a thread on here just about spirtual reading; or perhaps I didn't look hard enough. :) Which spiritual book(s) would you recommended to others? Which is your all time favorite go to spirtual book, and which spiritual read are you currently reading? I highly recommend Humility of Heart by Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo and Christ's Appeal for Love by Sr. Josefa Menendez, both published by TAN. The latter is an abridged version of the Way of Divine Love which was approved by Pope…

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6 Replies · Reply by Raquel Garcia De Alba 1 hour ago

Traditional Catholic Midwives

I am planning to do a Catholic Home show on Midwifery.  If you know of a reputable traditional Catholic midwife, please share her contact info with me.  Also, if you have successfully home birthed multiples or footling breech  or any other difficult type of birth that doctors normally do caesareans for, and you are willing to talk about it (in a modest manner) on The Catholic Home, private message me.  Thanks!

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10 Replies · Reply by Margaret Rooney 3 hours ago

Lent again! What to give up or do for Lent other than the usual?

Thought? Feelings? I was thinking I need to do more reading less watching tv or listening to the radio. Broaden my mind. Learn a language. Be kinder. Show more compassion.  Maybe volunteer at a homeless shelter for animals and or humans. Give clothing and food items away. Go to more masses during the week. Prayer more for the people who annoy me. I feel Lent should be less about what I am giving up and more about what I am doing to make myself a better person and Catholic.  I am always looking…

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25 Replies · Reply by Denise Beaudoin 4 hours ago

Traditional practice of praying the Rosary according to the Dominican Order

My family, particularly my grandma and mother, have a habit of saying the rosary like the Dominican Order because of their profound missionary work in the Philippines. Praying the rosary according to the traditional practice of the Dominican Order is beautiful.  It is still a practice amongst older Filipino Catholics especially the older generations from Latin America. The opening prayer for the Holy Rosary according to the Dominican Order is the same as the opening prayer for the Divine Office…

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10 Replies · Reply by Phillip Carrion 9 hours ago

Starting a Woman's Group?

Hi, just looking for some advice... Does your church have a Women's Group? How was it started? Does yours have a "goal" or mission statement? What kinds of activities or discussions do you have? A couple of the ladies in our parish have been wanting to get one started here. We asked our priest, and he gave us permission, but we are looking for ideas (because we dont really know what we are doing - lol) before we have him announce that we're starting one.Thanks!

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21 Replies · Reply by Margaret Rooney Feb 21

"Rating" Movies

Over the years I'm sure most of you have kept some sort of unofficial tally of "good" films that you let your families watch.  Where there are Catholic schools, sometimes the school has some form of a "Legion of Decency" that parents commit to.  Back in the good old days, there was the real Legion of Decency and the Hays Code, which made even film studios toe the line in order to meet the ratings. Today, however, there seems to be a shocking disconnect between what a movie is "rated" and what…

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7 Replies · Reply by J. Austin Rowse Feb 19

Restoration Radio

Season 4, Pastoralia, Episode 10: Dating and Courtship

In this episode of Pastoralia, we take a few steps backward from our look at Catholic child rearing to discuss the Catholic ideal of courtship. Blind and infatuated worldlings date in order to date, with perhaps only the remotest thought to the… Continue

Articles from TraditionalMass.org

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.

True Restoration

Bishop Sanborn in London...again!

For those interested, His Excellency Bishop Donald Sanborn will again be in London this month to offer Mass as well as offer a conference on Baptism.  Details are… Continue

"Right to Life," a phrase we should abandon

"That's the language of the revolution," I said calmly, putting my knife down.

"What are you talking about?" my would-be antagonist sputtered.

"That, using terms like 'rights.' That's the language of the French Revolution, the UN,… Continue

Clerical Initiatives: December 2014

All of us here at TR will be on holiday from Dec 15-Jan 6 but we wanted to take a moment to make you aware of two projects that our clergy are engaging in over the months of December and January.

Bishop Donald Sanborn visits the United… Continue

St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Lent II

St. Francis of Assisi, The Patron for Our Lent this Year Daily Sermons February 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – President Garfield and the Bible February 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Seek the Lord and Not the Servant February 20 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Trumpet of… Continue

Lent I

St. Francis of Assisi, The Patron for Our Lent this Year Daily Sermons February 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Hope Overcomes the Fear of Death February 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – President Garfield and the Bible February 19 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Seek the Lord and… Continue

Quinquagesima

Daily Sermons February 9 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Sts. Cyril and Apollonia February 10 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Scholastica and Prayer February 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Our Lady and Fr. Nelson Baker February 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Servites and Heroic… Continue

Sexagesima

The Christmas Decorations, which were taken down after this Candlemas Mass, stand in stark contrast to the purple of Septuagesima. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons February 2 – Bp. Dolan – The Candle in Candlemas February 3 –… 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.

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

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

Dr. de Mattei Prescribes an Anti-Sede Tranquilizer

by Rev. Anthony Cekada A 14th century pope was a “heretic” and remained pope, so Bergoglio must remain pope, too, right? Right?  JORGE BERGOGLIO’s antics are unnerving more and more people in the conservative/traditionalist wing of the post-Vatican… Continue

What to Do If You Have No Mass

Ten Tips from Bishop Daniel L. Dolan   I AM OFTEN asked, “What should I do if I have no Mass?” First, it is not a sin to miss Mass due to great distance or other serious excusing circumstances. It is a sin, however, to attend the Novus Ordo. It is… Continue

Three Rules to Discern a Heretic

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

Bergoglio’s Got Nothing to Lose…

… so the sedevacantist argument must change. by Rev. Anthony Cekada SINCE JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO’S election in March 2013, I’ve heard from more and more traditional Catholics who are starting to wonder whether sedevacantism might now be the only… Continue
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