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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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Nun Memories

Hello Everyone, I wanted to share some neat stories from our "Sister Sunday" event which took place back in March. Here are some memories that other traditional Catholics submitted for our Sister-Tribute Poster. “When I was in 3rd grade (1963-64), I recall Sr. Jane Roberts, OP standing at the lectern with a very stern look on her face. Her hands were folded as in prayer and she told us very firmly: ‘DO NOT TOUCH THE HOST! IT IS A SACRILEGE!’ So when ‘Communion-in-the-hand’ was introduced in…

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5 Replies · Reply by James Brown 1 hour ago

Catholics Against Calumny

Hello Everyone, (I know, I really need more on my plate right now, but....)  In the last few months and years I have been thinking a LOT about the affects of calumny (especially against our sedevacantist priests). I have seen a potential marriage thwarted for one of my friends, bad feelings galore, hypocrisy, young people being afraid to stand up for the truth due to parental or other pressure, etc. I'm sick of it. I would like to propose that all interested parties form some kind of an…

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11 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher 8 hours ago

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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327 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne 10 hours ago

Angelus Bell Alarm Tone for your Device

Hi everyone. I found a good audio clip of some Angelus bells from a church in France on the freesound project. I’ve modified it so it can be used as an alarm tone for your mobile device to remind you that it’s time to say the Angelus. You can find them at the links below: m4a version for iOS can be used if you have the music app only. m4r (ringtone) version for iOS - copy onto your device by dragging and dropping onto the device folder in itunes. This will appear in your list of ringtones, even…

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1 Reply · Reply by Chris Radford 14 hours ago

Scruples

After searching previous posts I was surprised at not finding one on this issue. Being someone who has dealt with this and knowing firsthand how much of a Cross it can be, I want to share this article with all of you, especially with my fellow melancholics, since we seem to be more prone to this than others. I saw an article on scruples a while back by Fr. Cekada, but in my opinion this one goes into a bit more detail. This is of course NOT A CURE for the sickness(only obedience to your…

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28 Replies · Reply by David Ellis 19 hours ago

Biometric ID card

I had always heard that the chip (the mark of the beast?) was going to be preceded by an identity card of some sort - this taken into account with our approach to technocracy and doing away with money, definitely leads me to think that things are warming up.  I think within the next 20 years we are really going to be underground and persecuted. 

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7 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford 23 hours ago

The "Cassiciacum Thesis"

...a.k.a., "Sedeprivationism" has been broached on these forums once before, that I'm aware of (https://tradcircle.ning.com/forum/topics/sedeprivationism), but the recent adoption of this position by Fr. Ringrose of St. Athanasius Church in Vienna, VA (see https://novusordowatch.org/2018/05/fr-ronald-ringrose-abandons-recognize-and-resist-position/) appears to indicate this position is "gaining traction" among non-sede clergy. I hope that posting this on Tradcircle doesn't rock the boat too…

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82 Replies · Reply by David Dietrich yesterday

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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58 Replies · Reply by Nico Ernst yesterday

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.

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)

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

In all three countries, Ireland, Argentina, and Poland, the guilt for this defection from Catholic morals (see my previous post) must be placed upon the Novus Ordo clergy. For of all the countries of the world these three are among the most… Continue

Shame. Shame. Shame.

Shame on Ireland. While strolling through Rome last month, Bishop Selway and I met an Irish lady who asked us to pray for Ireland, because in a few days (May 25th) there would be a referendum concerning abortion. Ironically the woman was a… Continue

Answers to a College Student, Part I

Earlier this spring I received a letter from a college student who told me that he had been raised in a “very liberal Catholic Church” and at present he was an agnostic. He felt, however, a certain urge within himself to seek some answers concerning… Continue

Pelagianism

First, let me explain what Pelagianism is. It is a fifth century heresy concocted by an English priest, Pelagius, which held to the denial of original sin and to the idea that we can go to heaven for being merely naturally good. He denied the… Continue

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

Consecration of Bp. Selway: Photos

by Rev. Anthony Cekada ON FEBRUARY 22, 2018, the Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn, assisted by the Most. Rev. Daniel L. Dolan and the Most Rev. Geert Stuyver, consecrated the Rev. Joseph S. Selway to the episcopacy. The rite took place during the course… Continue

SGG’s Young Organist Composes a Magnificent Mass

by Rev. Anthony Cekada   Note : The following article originally appeared on the Rorate Caeli blog on August 31, 2017. MOST OF Rorate’s faithful followers, whatever their opinion on a whole array of other disputed issues, would no doubt agree that… Continue

Mass in Union with the “Pirate Pope”: Some Questions

By Rev. Anthony Cekada IN MY 2007 article, Grain of Incense: Sedevacantists and Una Cum Masses, I examined at great length the issue of whether a sedevacantist could actively assist at a traditional Mass where a Vatican II pope is named in the Canon… Continue

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 Sermons

Most Holy Trinity Seminary Sermons and Podcasts

Sermon: To Serve God Is To Be His Child, by Fr. Dutertre

Saint Paul, in the epistle, says that we are the sons and heirs of God. On the other hand, the gospel presents us as God’s stewards and debtors. How should we reconcile these teachings? A look at the Blessed Mother will help us.

Avalaible in French here.

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