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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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Daily Sacred Scripture

It is amazing that I have not yet seen a discussion like this started. Even Facebook has this one. Anyhow, if someone wants to join, all one has to do is add a piece of Sacred Scripture each day. Whether it is your favorite or enlightening, just add a Scripture for the Lord's sake. First one: "And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). 

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176 Replies · Reply by Felicity Claire 1 hour ago

A tool that might help you get valid last rights in an emergency situation

I was listening to this sermon on purgatory by Bishop Sanborn in which he discusses the importance of making arrangements for death in advance to ensure that you receive valid last rites and a requiem funeral mass, rather than the false rights of the Novus Ordo. Having previously worked in a hospital, I'm aware that in my country, religion is specified according to census categories, so despite holding quite different beliefs to many Novus Ordo Catholics, you'd still be listed as being Catholic…

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9 Replies · Reply by Larissa 2 hours ago

March 12, 2017 Singles Event!!!

ATTENTION SINGLES!!!   There is a singles get together at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (CMRI) in St. Cloud, Minnesota on March 12th.  It starts after the 9:00 Mass.  There will be games (some really fun ones too I heard) and plenty of talking!  They have had several of these Catholic single events there in the past few years, however I didn't know soon enough to let others know.  It is a great way to meet other Catholics, so spread the word!!!  But most importantly, bring yourselves!!!…

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6 Replies · Reply by Kenneth Connelly Jr 18 hours ago

Acceptable Films for Catholic Viewing

We were discussing various standards of judging films on another discussion and it was mentioned that it would be easier to post a list of "good" films rather than trying to rate all the bad ones out there. The criteria given for the following list use a combination, so to speak, of rules Bishop Sanborn has given in various sermons and the old Legion of Decency rating system. If you want to suggest other films in this thread, rate them according to the following. If in doubt, specify what is…

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213 Replies · Reply by Larissa yesterday

Windows Telemetry / Alternatives to Windows

Windows users may or may not be aware that Microsoft has been adding new data collection, or telemetry updates to windows 7, 8 and 8.1 over the past year. One of the main issues that Windows users may have with telemetry is that Microsoft does not reveal what it is collecting, and what is included when telemetry data is transferred to the company. Telemetry seems to be mandatory as part of Windows 10, but these updates can at present be removed/avoided with Windows 7/8.1 as discussed here.…

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5 Replies · Reply by Daniel Patrick Loyd yesterday

List of Religious Communities in the non una cum world

I wanted to make a list of all the religious communities, convents, societies of religious in the world so that we can have a proper list of them because many are unknown and it's such a shame! I will start with all the French Communities: 1/ Daughters of Wisdom Chapelle Saint Maurice 35360 MONTAUBAN-DE-BRETAGNE Tél: 02.99.61.72.15 2/ Sisters of Christ the King Communauté des Soeurs du Christ-Roi, Maison Saint-Joseph 2626 route de Nerpol 38470 SERRE-NERPOL - plan michelin Tél. :…

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32 Replies · Reply by Larissa on Sunday

The Four Marks website - "The Impossible Crisis"

Sorry if I don't know how to link it directly, but this article is a great synopsis of why the Novus Ordo and the Roman Catholic Church are two separate entities.  The author is John S. Daly.  It would be IMO a handy reference for discussion with a "traditionalist"-yet-in-communion-with-Rome person, like someone who reads and believes in the notions found in The Remnant newspaper.  A through-and-through N. Ordite of course would just say it's all lies, b.s, et cetera.

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3 Replies · Reply by Thomas Richardson on Saturday

Autonomous Cars

Many of the leading car manufacturers around the world are currently working on planning on coming out with fully self driving autonomous cars in the next 3-5 years.  Some partially autonomous cars like the Telsa are already available and other like Google have been extensively testing various prototype models for this. Personally I think that this technology will be amazing once it fully hits and is available with a reasonable price tag.  I’m sure it will have some negative consequences too.…

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5 Replies · Reply by Christopher Radford Feb 15

Articles from TraditionalMass.org

Vatican II is Obligatory

Despite what Christopher Ferrara and SSPX types claim, if you believe Paul VI was a true pope, Vatican II is indeed obligatory. And you can't use Vincent of Lerins to turn the magisterium into the doctrinal equivalent of Country Buffet. (Internet,… Continue

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

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

AGAINST MENTEVACANTISM

Bergoglio is doing and saying so many non-Catholic things that the Novus Ordo conservatives, and really all that regard him as a true pope, are practically going insane in order to find solutions in some way to keep him as the “pope.” It is hardly… Continue

CHRIST OR BELIAL?

A Response to Bishop Williamson concerning Attendance at the New Mass On June 28th of this year, Bishop Williamson gave a conference to a gathering of people in Connecticut, followed by questions and answers.[1] A woman asked him whether it was… Continue

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

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

True or False Pope: A Dignified Burial

IN FALL of 2016, Messrs. Salza and Siscoe published a 25,000- word response to my video Dead on Arrival, in which they attempted to explain away their earlier and egregious mixup of basic theological terms and to enlist the writings of Louis… Continue

Dead on Arrival: True or False Pope

by Rev. Anthony Cekada IN JANUARY 2016, the Society of St. Pius X published a 700-page book touted as the definitive refutation of sedevacantism and the ultimate vindication of the “recognize-and-resist” (R&R) position, John Salza and Robert… Continue

Hey Trads! Take This Pop Pope Quiz!

Correct answer: A. Answered B or C? Oops! You need to review Pius XII’s teaching on the sin of heresy and membership in the Church, in addition to Boniface VIII’s teaching on submission to the Roman Pontiff as necessary for salvation! Support our… Continue

Veni, Sancte Spiritus: A New Musical Setting

A liturgical motet by Rev. Anthony Cekada In the Preface to my book on the New Mass, Work of Human Hands, I mention that the bad music that invaded the liturgy almost immediately after the liturgical changes began in the 1960s prompted me to study… 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.

St Gertrude the Great Sermons

Most Holy Trinity Seminary Sermons and Podcasts

This site is moderated by a team of lay people in consultation with and obedience to the clergy of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church.
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