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.

Favorite Saint Movie

My Favorite Saint movie is "Don Bosco" 1988.  I think the music is great, the actor is perfect for the part and its just a pleasure to watch and I find it very calming.  They did an excellent job adapting the story to a movie.  I have not seen it in years because I cant find the English version online, but I will keep looking.  What are your favorite Saint Movies and why?

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35 Replies · Reply by Aaron Russ Jun 17

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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385 Replies · Reply by Justin Carrasco May 31

Prayer To St Raphael (for those who live alone and have no help or support of any kind)

Archangel Raphael, lead us toward those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us: O, Angel of happy meeting, lead us by the hand toward those we are looking for. May all our movements be guided by your Light and transfigured with your joy. Angel, guide of Tobias, lay the request we now address to you at the feet of Him on whole unveiled Face you are privileged to gaze. Lonely and tired, we feel the need of calling you and of pleading for the protection of your wings. Remember the weak,…

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Sermon from Fr Trauner of IMBC - 2nd Sunday after Easter

Posted on 27th April 2020 at 12:30Father Arnold Trauner of IMBC preaches about Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mother of the Good Shepherd My dearly beloved in Our Lord,  On this 2nd Sunday after Easter, the Good Shepherd Sunday as it is called after the passage of the Gospel, we celebrate this year the feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel which Holy Church celebrates on April 26th. Our Lady is also honored by the Church as the Mother of the Divine Shepherd, on a feast celebrated on September 3rd.  As I…

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1 Reply · Reply by James Wustrack Apr 30

Sermon of Fr Trauner (IMBC) - Palm Sunday 2020

 Posted on 3rd April 2020 at 14:50Father Arnold Trauner of IMBC preaches about faceless society and the Holy Face of Our Lord    Today we are at the beginning of Holy Week, the Great Week, the days of Our Lord's suffering and death.At Vespers the Magnificat antiphon reads: “I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed” (Mt 26,31; Zach 13,7). The chosen people, the Hebrews, have not recognized their divine shepherd, they did not follow him. Now the Good Shepherd will…

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St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

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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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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