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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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Solar Eclipse next year visible to the entire US on the day before the Feast on the Immaculate Heart

Dear Forum, We have another exciting and ominous celestial event to look forward to next year. It will be the most visible in the middle of the US.  Got eclipse fever? You're going to need to wait a bit. The biggest and best solar eclipse in American history arrives a year from today, and plans for celebrations, parties and festivities are already well underway. Organizers of the Oregon SolarFest are calling it "a rare, mind-blowing cosmic experience," while Nashville promises visitors "a…

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19 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde 16 minutes ago

Is this Apostasy the Great One?

I respectfully beg to differ with those who say it is, but it’s just my opinion. My first reason for differing is the same reason for St. Paul’s caution in 2 Thessalonians 2: 1-4 — Christians were overreacting to the rate at which things were crumbling around them. Even St. Pius X nearly overreacted in E Supremi when he wondered if the Antichrist had not already come! I’ve heard a contemporary preacher who was of the opinion that the 2040s was the hour of the Antichrist!! The second reason is…

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13 Replies · Reply by Christopher Conlon 10 hours ago

Pokémon GO

The mobile game, Pokémon GO, has taken the world by storm. The game involves users traveling to certain destinations in real life to  capture virtual Pokémon. You can read more about the game mechanics in the Gameplay section on this page. It is phenomenal how many people I see with this app open on their phone - not to mention the stories I hear of people traveling far and wide solely to capture Pokémon. And obviously, due to its popularity since release, it has taken over the internet. I'd be…

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48 Replies · Reply by Cody Kreisl yesterday

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom – Proverbs 11: 2

Humility is the absence of pride, is a quality of being courteously respectful of others.  It is the opposite of what most of us are; aggressive, arrogant, boastful, and vanity. Rather than, "Me first," humility allows us to say, "No, you first, my friend." Humility is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others. Acting with humility does not in any way deny our own self-worth; instead, it lifts you up in the eyes of the Lord.  “When pride comes, then…

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41 Things (Catholic Edition)

So many of you may know that these memes periodically populate facebook.  You get "tagged" by a friend and then you have to answer the questions and "tag" a bunch of other friends.  It's perfectly harmless fun, and it gives you the opportunity to learn random facts about your facebook "friends" who may happen to also be "real-life" friends outside of fb.   So I thought, why not do this on TC?  It would be a quick way to get to know a lot of us and start a lot of different discussions.  The…

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36 Replies · Reply by Cliff Wheeler on Monday

Shoulder Wound of Our Lord

I've only recently come across this devotion and I wanted to share it here because it appears to me to be little known. The origin of the devotion to the Shoulder Wound of Our Lord comes from a revelation of Our Lord to St Bernard of Clairvaux: St. Bernard asked Our Lord which was His greatest unrecorded suffering,  and He answered:  "I had on My Shoulder while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows,  a grevious Wound which was more painful than the others,  and which is not recorded by men. …

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7 Replies · Reply by Jadwiga Przestrzelska on Saturday

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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38 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich Aug 24

Help Understanding the Site

Hi All, I'm new to this site and don't participate in any other social media so I may have some "dumb" questions.  I've noticed a heart on forums, clicking it is "liking" it correct?  What does that do?  Also I've noticed that some people are "friends" what does that mean?  Hmm... I thought I had more questions but I guess that's it.  Thanks in advance for any help! 

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11 Replies · Reply by Jason Guardiano Aug 24

Altar & Hearth Issue 5 is coming up!

I'm just editing the thread rather than starting a new one, but here goes: Hi ladies, I am polling for opinions once again for the upcoming Fall/Winter Issue.  Our controversial topic this time is:  MAKEUP! Please take a position either in favor of or against and share your thoughts!  (Men, you are totally welcome to chime in too - makes things more interesting.  :D  After all, the ladies wear makeup for your benefit.)…

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49 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher Aug 21

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

Pentecost XV

THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers _________________________________________ Daily Sermons August 15 – Bp. Dolan – Our Lady’s Assumption August 19 –… Continue

Pentecost XIV

THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers _________________________________________ Daily Sermons August 12 – Bp. Dolan – St. Clare August 13 – Bp. Dolan –… Continue

Pentecost XIII

THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers _________________________________________ Daily Sermons August 1 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Peter and the Prayers of… Continue

Pentecost XII

THE SUMMER NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP WITH THE THIRTEEN TUESDAYS OF ST. ANTHONY JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 Download Prayers _________________________________________ Daily Sermons July 27 – Fr. Lehtoranta – Boys’ Camp II: Reuben July 28 –… 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

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

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Marcel Lefebvre: Sedevacantist

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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.

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