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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.

Forum

Traditional Catholic University

One thing I have noticed since I have become a Sedevacantist is that the traditional world does not have a single University established where the true faith and sacraments can be had along with a regular college degree. I read all of the different Traditional forums and hear so much about people going to a secular/atheistic college, and I can't help but to think that it would be so much better if a real University could be established where young people can go without destroying their faith. I…

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11 Replies · Reply by Paul Wesner 5 hours ago

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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31 Replies · Reply by Theresa Osterhaus 9 hours ago

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 J. Austin Rowse 18 hours ago

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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38 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher yesterday

HEY LADIES!!

If a chic and shiny traditional Catholic women's magazine existed, would you subscribe? So far as I know, there isn't one, but I think there should be.  Some of you might have it all figured out, but others of us are still looking for ways to improve ourselves, our lives, and families lives, but in the quest to do so, how many times have we had to cull through modernist, feminist, or immodest crap to get to anything good?  Regardless of our differences in religion (this periodical would not be…

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44 Replies · Reply by Maggie Zapp on Monday

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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)

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Season Your Summertime with Fresh Food Ideas

Wendy Haught does a number of things behind the scenes here at True Restoration and every now and then I can prevail on her to write for us.  Today she shares some summer food tips.  Remember that the Restoration is for everything.  I hope… Continue

Forty Days Later: They still didn't get it

"Domine, si in tempore hoc restitues regnum Israel?"
"Lord, wilt Thou at this time restore again the Kingdom to Israel?"
Acts I: vi

"...apparuit illis Iesus: et exprobravit incredulitatem eorum, et duritiam cordis:… Continue

St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Pentecost VI

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Pentecost V

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Solemnity of the Most Precious Blood

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Saints Peter and Paul

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Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

FRANCIS IS NOT THE PROBLEM

  All are shocked, as I am, by Francis’ approval of adultery and sodomy. In so doing, he has exceeded everyone’s

POPE-SIFTING

  An objection has been made to my recent response to Bishop Williamson. It is an objection frequently made against

A FAILED STRATEGY

   When I made the decision to go to Ecône forty-three years ago, I was told by many friends and advisers that I was going

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

Three Rules to Discern a Heretic

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Bergoglio’s Got Nothing to Lose…

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Bergoglio’s New “Marriage Mess”

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