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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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"It's not in our time"

I noticed a lot of posts in discussion about trying to convert family and friends and being discouraged over seeing them leave. I thought I might tell my story to hopefully remind those out there it's not hopeless. I was friends with someone for a long time, she was brought up with no religion and got into drugs in drinking in high school. I stopped talking to her after awhile because I couldn't watch her do that to herself anymore. She contacted me a year later and started asking about my…

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5 Replies · Reply by Erin Wesner 18 hours ago

Life of a Saint for a Non-Catholic (book suggestion)

What book on the life of a saint do you think would be most interesting and intriguing for a simple-minded non-Catholic?   This is, in particular, for my mother, who has just made a surprising commitment (with an even more surprising hint of eagerness) to read a book on the life of a saint.  She was raised Methodist, has never been Catholic, and for most of my life she’s been irreligious and indifferent, not attending any Church for at least the last 20 years.  Any time I ever attempt to…

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10 Replies · Reply by Ryan Plummer yesterday

Why the Devil Hates the Blessed Virgin So Much (And Why You Should Love Her)

Hey, everyone, So I found this amazing nor offending article online on my favorite blog the Catholic Gentleman http://www.catholicgentleman.net/2015/01/devil-hates-blessed-virgin-much-love/ http://www.catholicgentleman.net/ I wanted to share it with you because unlike a lot of religions there isn't a whole lot of love for the female saints and women in them. So let us give a big shout out the Mother of God. I thought to share this because whenever I feel down I Wonder What Would Mary Do or…

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What Path To Take

I'm kind of new to this site, but am a very devout Catholic and have a hard time talking to anyone about what is going on because there isn't many Catholics here. I don't really know how to talk about it, but I haven't been able to go to Mass for quite awhile due to a big fight that happened within the traditional movement. The split resulted in now two separate churches and I am caught in the middle. On one side there is no mass due to an illness and on the other, there is a lot of deceitful…

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19 Replies · Reply by James Alan Schroepfer on Thursday

Bayou Bedlam Contra Dance Weekend in Houston Feb. 13-15

This would be a great social event for sedes to meet and socialize in a casual, fun atmosphere.  I've attended many of these dances by Houston Area Dance Society, and they are always enjoyable.  It would be great if we could get the Louisiana parishes over here and folks from St. Jude's in Houston and the other sede mass centers in Texas, but hey, everyone is welcome.  Maybe a bunch of northerners want to fly down and get a break from the freezing temps.  The more the merrier!  Here's a link…

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3 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher on Wednesday

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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)

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.

True Restoration

Clerical Initiatives: December 2014

All of us here at TR will be on holiday from Dec 15-Jan 6 but we wanted to take a moment to make you aware of two projects that our clergy are engaging in over the months of December and January.

Bishop Donald Sanborn visits the United… Continue

Apps and the Warehouse

We are still closed but we wanted to share an update.

So, these are by no means finished products, but they are getting there.  Please find our apps for iOS and… Continue

Member Appreciation Days: December

We are a few days away from the Annual Meeting for the True Restoration ownership group and we wanted to take the opportunity to meet those of you who have become Members.  We will be going to Mass and then breakfast afterwards.  Breakfast is… Continue

St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Epiphany III

Daily Sermons January 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Elred January 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Baptism of Jesus January 14 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Felix and the Spiders January 15 – Bp. Dolan – I’m the Best…Help Quick! January 16 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Sts.… Continue

Epiphany II

_________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Elred January 13 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Baptism of Jesus January 14 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Felix and the Spiders January 15 – Bp. Dolan – I’m the Best…Help Quick!… Continue

The Holy Family

_________________________________________ Daily Sermons January 1 – Bp. Dolan – A Resolution: The Sign of the Cross January 2 – Fr. McGuire – A Birthday Present for the Baby God January 7 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Lucian of Antioch January 8 – Fr.… Continue

The Holy Name of Jesus

SGG Sanctuary built with Legos by Christopher and Simon _________________________________________ Daily Sermons December 22 – Fr. McKenna – St. Thomas, Ap. December 24 – Bp. Dolan – To Finish Our Advent Well December 25 – Bp. Dolan – A Live Nativity… 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.

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

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

Francis is not the problem

[Previously published post, now available here]    *   *   *    All are shocked, as I am, by Francis’ approval of adultery and sodomy. In so doing, he has exceeded everyone’s expectations, and has opened a whole new world for the Novus Ordo, a world… Continue

Pope-sifting

*   *   * [Previously published post, now available here]    An objection has been made to my recent response to Bishop Williamson. It is an objection frequently made against sedevacantists. It objects that sedevacantists cannot criticize the SSPX… Continue

Anti-Modernist Reader

Dear fellow Catholics, I draw your attention today to a project which is important for a better understanding of the Church’s struggle with the Modernist heresy since Vatican II. True Restoration, which is the entity that has diffused throughout the… Continue

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

What to Do If You Have No Mass

Ten Tips from Bishop Daniel L. Dolan   I AM OFTEN asked, “What should I do if I have no Mass?” First, it is not a sin to miss Mass due to great distance or other serious excusing circumstances. It is a sin, however, to attend the Novus Ordo. It is… Continue

Three Rules to Discern a Heretic

A dynamite two-minute video explains how. by Rev. Anthony Cekada HOW CAN you tell a heretic from a real Catholic? The answer to the question has always been of supreme importance to faithful Catholics confronted with the errors of the post-Vatican… Continue

Bergoglio’s Got Nothing to Lose…

… so the sedevacantist argument must change. by Rev. Anthony Cekada SINCE JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO’S election in March 2013, I’ve heard from more and more traditional Catholics who are starting to wonder whether sedevacantism might now be the only… Continue

A Hymn to St. Pius V, “Saint of the Mass”

by Rev. Anthony Cekada AS A CHURCH musician and priest who offered the traditional Latin Mass, I always thought it a pity that the pope-saint who promulgated the Missal in 1570 did not seem to have a hymn honoring him. So more than twenty-five years… Continue
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