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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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Blind dates? Are catholic men and women better or worse at dating than non-catholics?

What are you thoughts and feelings about blind dates or letting yourself be set up by your parents or parish priest. Is that weird or something you are willing to try? what was you last blind date like? Was it bad? good? are you for or against and why? Would you be open to having your marriage or dates arranged by your parents/friends/priest? would your local parish priest do this or has done this and what have the outcomes been like? Do you find yourself ashamed to single or proud of it? If…

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14 Replies · Reply by J. Austin Rowse 1 hour ago

Seeking St. Gertrude the Great members

Greetings on this Feast of St. Laurence! I wanted to reach out to those who attend St. Gertrude's. My six children and I will be driving from our home in VA out there this week, visiting friends in KY. Not sure of our complete itinerary yet, but we expect to be at the 9:00 AM Mass at St. Gertrude on the Feast of the Assumption. We might also be at a daily Mass or two. I'd love to meet whomever I can! In Jesus and Mary, Amy

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9 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 13 hours ago

Seeking Opinions on some Fashion "Trends"

First, please understand my background:  I'm a lifelong sedevacantist/traditional Catholic, and thanks to my parents we've never had any "real" modesty issues to deal with in my family (although we've had plenty of style debates!)   I am not meaning any part of what follows in a judgmental way; I simply would like to bring a few things to people's attention.  Second, I am a dressmaker by trade and have also read some very interesting books about the effects of immodesty on others - not to…

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67 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 13 hours ago

THE TOP 10 TELLTALE SIGNS THAT YOU ARE A TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC FAMILY

1. You drive a 23 passenger van.2. Your wife has as many rosaries as she has pairs of shoes.3. Your family's food bill is $1250 a month.4. Your family takes up a pew and a half at Mass.5. Your freezer is loaded with hot dogs and buns.6. If you are the father, you haven't purchased a new suit for yourself in seven years.7. If you are the mother, you haven't bought yourself a new outfit in one year.8. When you are yelling at one of your kids, you call him by the name of all his siblings before…

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80 Replies · Reply by J. Austin Rowse yesterday

Where can my family relocate to.

Good Afternoon, Firstly, I did not know where to put this thread, so I highlighted all of the categories. My family is currently looking for a place to relocate to. I currently live in the very hot and Protestant land known as Georgia. I was wondering if anyone on here might be able to suggest some areas that meet my list of criteria which follows: 1) A Church- This is the most important thing of course. The Centre can be a proper chapel or a mission. The town can be up to 50 miles from the…

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21 Replies · Reply by Ryan Louis Underwood on Sunday

What is the first music you would play...

Lets say you came across someone who had never heard music before, I don't know why maybe he grew up in the jungle or something.  What is the first thing you would play?  Why would you use that piece to introduce someone to the existence of music? My answer (its a link):  John Williams's "You Are The Pan" from the score of 'Hook' Why: It has a lot of variety in sound, mood, volume, crescendo and decrescendo, and it just sounds like a song about the beginning of something great.  If you have…

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24 Replies · Reply by Niki McGinnis on Sunday

DAILY PRAYERS/DEVOTIONS

Dear friends,I have been a traditional Catholic since the spring/2007.Regrettably, when I came to tradition, and attended mass every Sunday, and sometimes during the week, no one gave me a "manual."I would wake up, and go to work, and then later on in the day, say the rosary.Regrettably, I didn't have a "daily prayer program" except for the rosary.It was not until the winter of 2010, after having dinner with other Catholics, that I began morning prayers and evening prayers.I did not realize…

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6 Replies · Reply by Niki McGinnis on Sunday

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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.

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