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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.

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Favorite movies?

I confess to being a watcher of worldly movies... so I'm naturally curious to know what everyone else's favorite movies are! Also, I'm selfishly interested in finding new titles to watch. I realize I might get banned for this, but my three favorite movies (all of which I've seen multiple times and would still see again) are Apocalypse Now, No Country for Old Men, and the Godfather. I think I like them because by their graphic, uncompromising portrayal of death and suffering they force the…

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45 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich 4 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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58 Replies · Reply by Cliff Wheeler 7 hours ago

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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33 Replies · Reply by Antonio Cadavid-Valentin 12 hours ago

Hour of the Laity

I noticed that the general trend of Catholic Action from Pentecost to date has progressed from the dominance of First Orders to that of Second Orders, and now it seems the time has come for Third Orders. The formation of First Orders from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages to the so-called Age of Enlightenment was dominated by men like St. Pachomius, St. Anthony of the Desert, St. Benedict, St. Dominic, St. Augustine, St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. John Eudes, St. Jerome…

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3 Replies · Reply by Maria Casole yesterday

Holy Mass in Ireland (in June)

Hi everyone, Father Thomas Le Gal will be coming again to Ireland on 09/06/2016 until 12/06/2016. During this time he will celebrate Masses in different towns. Mass in Kilkenny will be on 12/06 about 10 am. If you want more details please contact father: 0033 687903706, email tlegal7@gmail.com. About Mass in Kilkenny you can also contact me: +353 0862417761 millanknapik@yahoo.com God bless, Millan

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Ordination Date CONFIRMED! June 29, 2016

Bishop Sanborn gave the approval on Sunday, so we have a green light for the original date of Wednesday, June 29, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. I do not know the actual time yet, but the start time will be somewhere between 9 and 11 am. They are still working out the details for the First (Solemn/Public) Mass but I will let you know within the next couple of days. If you are DEFINITELY planning to attend, please say so on this thread within the next few weeks so we can give His Excellency a…

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25 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher on Friday

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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50 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich on Thursday

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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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