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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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20 Replies · Reply by Stefano Andreozzi 13 minutes ago

Annual Patron Saint 2016

From a friend: "Hello and Happy New Year of Our Lord 2016! This year’s annual Patron Saints (11th year) are represented with animals or had animals as companions with some amusing and amazing accounts.  Please let us know soon of your interest, for children and others, to join in this year. We will choose a Saint, at random, and let you know who your and others Saint will be for 2016! This private devotion of a year-long Patron Saint can be cultivated with prayer to your Saint, learning the…

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24 Replies · Reply by Bernadette Mary Schroepfer 4 hours ago

Could reconciliation with the SSPX arrive with ease?

From. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/could-reconciliation-with-the-sspx-arrive-with-ease-31983/ By Anian Christoph Wimmer Vatican City, Apr 26, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Church, without requiring the acceptance of certain texts of the Second Vatican Council with which they disagree. It also appears the SSPX may itself be poised to take such a historic step, urging that "perhaps only…

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4 Replies · Reply by J. Austin Rowse on Wednesday

Are Tattoos Sinful?

Hello everyone! So I need some answers here and I've been struggling to find some.Personal opinions aside, has any one of you ever asked a Priest, Bishop, etc, if tattoos were sinful, or not approved of? I have multiple family members & close friends who have tattoos who've inspired me to ask. I have asked various priests who had all given me different answers. First one being;1. As long as they aren't extravagant, a mockery of the faith, or just plain distasteful, it shouldn't be a problem.I…

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4 Replies · Reply by J. Austin Rowse on Wednesday

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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27 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich on Tuesday

Two Sister Lucys

A dear friend of mine is researching the rosary and it's history.  She came across an article which talks about the possibility of two Sister Lucys.  Also that the original rosary given to Lucy by our Holy Mother Mary has 150 Hail Mary's with no Our Fathers except a the beginning.   She is a devote Catholic and was very disturbed by this and asked for my thoughts.  This is the first I have heard of such things and was wondering if anyone here has any knowledge or thoughts on this matter. Below…

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32 Replies · Reply by Matthew Falcon on Sunday

My Favorite Quotable Quotes from Contemporary Catholics

Here is a list of quotes from contemporary Catholics that I like. Since I currently live very far away in a hole in the ground (like Bilbo Baggins, but I’m not a hobbit Oh!) and not being as physically in the present day Catholic world as someone in say America is, the list isn't as ample I'd like. Anyway, the list:   “You can get to Heaven without the Mass, but you cannot get to Heaven without the Faith.” Fr. Anthony Cekada  N.B.: I don’t know if he’s the original owner, but I’ve heard it in…

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6 Replies · Reply by Maria Casole Apr 22

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

Easter IV

Our “Guard Turkey” takes a break from his post….. ….to pay homage to St. Jude: _________________________________________ Daily Sermons April 14 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Justin, Wisdom and Fortune April 15 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Joseph and Marriage… Continue

Easter III

Our “Guard Turkey” takes a break from his post….. ….to pay homage to St. Jude: _________________________________________ Daily Sermons April 11 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Attila and the Lion April 12 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Michael of the Morning April 13 – Fr.… Continue

Easter II

Daily Sermons April 4 – Bp. Dolan – In the Picture April 5 – Bp. Dolan – Stopped in Midair April 6 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Resurrection and the Dead April 7 – Fr. Lehtoranta – You Must Love the Holy Mass April 8 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Your Own Cross Serves… Continue

Low Sunday

At the start of the Easter Vigil services, Bp. Dolan processes outside for the Blessing of the New Fire. _________________________________________ Daily Sermons March 29 – Bp. Dolan – No Ghost March 30 – Bp. Dolan – Anything to Eat? March 31 – Bp.… Continue

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

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

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

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

Marcel Lefebvre: Sedevacantist

A video by Rev. Anthony Cekada Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre made many statements that support sedevacantism, the theological position held by Catholic traditionalists who believe that the Vatican II popes were not true popes, due to public heresy.… Continue

Pope Fictions 1: Nestorian Story Time

A video by Rev. Anthony Cekada The first in a series of shorter videos taking on SSPX’s two anti-sedevacantist musketeers, John Salza and Robert Siscoe, authors of True or False Pope, as SSPX-bankrolled screed against sedevacantism. To support the… Continue

SGG Choir: Music for Candlemas 2016

CANDLEMAS or the Feast of the Purification on February 2 is always solemnly celebrated at St. Gertrude the Great with either a Pontifical or a Solemn High Mass, preceded by the striking ceremony of the Blessing of Candles and Procession. We are… 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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