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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 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.

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Lifesite is Hiring: Vatican Correspondent

Any takers? Lifesite could do with some truth on it. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lifesite-is-hiring-vatican-correspondent-marketing-assistant-u.s.-journalis A successful candidate will have: a B.A. and at least two years experience in journalism or a closely related field a commitement to the highest standards of journalism - above all, a commitment to absolute accuracy and fairness first-rate research (especially online research) and writing skills comfortability interviewing and…

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7 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher on Saturday

Updates and Rules of the Road

Hi All I can hardly believe that next Sunday will be Christ the King Sunday and we will be on the verge of the end of the Liturgical Year - which is the real "new year" that matters to us as Catholics.  We've had a lot of change and turnover since we took over as the moderating team at TradCircle nearly a year ago and I wanted to take an opportunity to address some issues so that you know what to expect in 2015. We don't like NING There are a number of reasons we don't like this platform, but…

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6 Replies · Reply by Jason Guardiano on Thursday

My God, I love Thee; not because

My God, I love thee; not because I hope for heaven thereby, nor yet because who love thee not are lost eternally. Thou, O Lord Jesus, thou didst me upon the cross embrace; for me didst bear the nails and spear, and manifold disgrace, And griefs and torments numberless, and sweat of agony; yea, death itself; and all for me who was thine enemy. Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ, should I not love thee well, not for the sake of winning heaven, nor any fear of hell; not with the hope of gaining…

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2 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford on Thursday

to "be" the Church

In a recent discussion, the following interchange came about: > No sede that I’m aware of claims to ‘be’ the Church. All we are doing is adhering to what are clearly and provably the true teachings of the Church. If we are not the Church, where is it? If it's nowhere, then the Gospel is a lie. If it's somewhere else, then do we think we will be saved outside it? If we are merely adhering to the *teaching* of the Church without actually *being* the Church, then what on earth is the *Church*…

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13 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford on Wednesday

Can you disprove evolution?

I have been listening to a few lectures and sermons and reading a little about the creation vs. ecolution debate. It seems that nobody denies the existence of adaptations (beaks changing size, hair and skin changing colors, or even e-coli changing metabolism), but creationists deny that beneficial genetic mutation can give rise to massive, systemic morphological change given sufficient millenia. What is your main reason for denying or affirming Darwinian evolution?

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76 Replies · Reply by Maria Casole on Wednesday

Query: Spiritual Directors

Dear members. I have many questions about Spiritual Directors that I hope you can help me with. Do you have a spiritual director? Who should be looking for a spiritual director? What should one look for in a spiritual director? What role do they play in your life and how have you benefited from spiritual direction? How do you communicate with your spiritual director? I'm sure there are many more questions, but hopefully that should be enough to get us started.

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22 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford Mar 20

Craft Beer??

Hey everyone! I was wondering who all on here enjoys a great beer! I'm very much into the craft beer scene. I'm always looking/waiting for the best beer to come out. I have many beers that I love, too many to list, but I wanted to know what everyone's favorite beer is. IPA's, Stouts, Porters, Sours, Ciders, DIPA's...you name it! Cheers!

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28 Replies · Reply by Michael McBee Mar 19

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Index of Forbidden Books

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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.

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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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