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.


Discerning God’s Will

Discerning the will of God could be tricky, even for the saints. Consider: St. Anthony of Padua (1195 – 1231)Inspired by five Franciscans that had been beheaded in Morocco, he left the Canons Regular of the Abbey of Santa Cruz in Coimbra to become a Franciscan and set out for Morocco to be martyred, too. However, he fell seriously ill in Morocco and set sail back for Portugal in hope of regaining his health. On the return voyage, the ship was blown off course and landed in Sicily. From Sicily,…

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2 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne 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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95 Replies · Reply by Christopher Lorenz yesterday

Suggestions for Improving the TradCircle Experience

In light of the "phantom comment" issue, I have heard many people mention desires for improvements or additions to TradCircle to make the experience more delightful for users. I'd like to hear from others some suggestions as to what they would like to see be added or changed about the website's interface. As well, post any comments about technical issues that may arise.  

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60 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne Sep 12

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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347 Replies · Reply by Bernadette Schroepfer Sep 11

Pious Quotations

+ J.M.J. Praised be Jesus and Mary! Hello all! I seem to recall there being a thread on here with pious quotes from the saints and other holy persons. However, after a search through the forums it seems to perhaps have disappeared. If anyone comes across it let me know, but until then I guess we will have to begin anew! In Jesus and Mary, Alexander

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93 Replies · Reply by Catherine Tardugno Sep 10

Out of Lima

  Out of Lima bloomed a white rose Chaste as lily, pure as gold Holy penance was her repose Where she built a pure stronghold   Far and near enjoyed her fragrance As it rose to God on high Peru’s incense, Lima’s monstrance Fitting pyx for Christ to lie   Now the rose still blooms in Heaven Before God arrayed in bliss Please shield us from Satan’s leaven That our crown we do not miss   St. Rose of Lima, pray for us    

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8 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne Sep 4

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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212 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford Sep 3

Are We Shooting Ourselves in the Foot?

As a convert from Novus Ordo to Catholicism, it seems to me that there are certain terms we use that don’t help our cause. One of them is “Vatican II”. Vatican II means the sequel to Vatican I, which implies that they are both from the same source. But we all know that they’re not: one is Catholic, the other is not. So why do we (including me) keep saying “Vatican II”. This was a big obstacle for me on my way out of the Novus Ordo. Novus Ordo people generally count Vatican II as the sequel to…

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4 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford Aug 31

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

Changing the catechism

In another decision which gave angst to the Novus Ordo conservatives, Bergoglio issued a document recently declaring that the 1992 catechism of John Paul II was wrong on capital punishment. This is the official text: Recourse to the death penalty on… Continue

Bishop Fellay’s interview

Bishop Fellay, who has been, until recently, the head of the Society of Saint Pius X for the past twenty-four years, gave an interview to Tagespost in which he said a few things which deserve attention. The first is this: “We have never said that… Continue

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

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

(FRENCH) Sermon: Un Seul Seigneur, Une Seule Foi, Un Seul Baptême 2018, par l’abbé Dutertre

Il n’y a qu’une seule vraie religion, qu’une seule Eglise véritable, et donc « hors de l’Eglise point de salut ». Les modernistes contredisent cette doctrine en disant « hors de l’Eglise on peut trouver le salut »; beaucoup de ceux qui veulent résister à Vatican II tombent dans une erreur qui conduit implicitement à l’hérésie opposée: « dans l’Eglise point de salut ». Leçons à retenir.

Sermon: Four Things Necessary for Salvation, by Fr. Desposito

“You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth: To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God.” Eph. 3:18-19

According to Saint Thomas, four things are noted by these words, which are necessary for salvation.

Charity, perseverance, right intention and humility.

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