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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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Keeping Things Lively

Several months ago, it seemed like all the single guys and gals on here (and many of the marrieds, too) were posting away at the "3 Things in a Spouse" thread, and it was a lot of fun.  However, since all of us were posting "strong Catholic" as #1, with a few other specifically faith-related topics as 2 and 3, we started to run out of more elaborative options. Now I want to go beyond that and get some opinions on METHODS of meeting traditional Catholic potential spouses. Pre-requisites…

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130 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde on Monday

Happy 2019 to the Church Militant!

I am re-reading my downloaded copy of "The Robber Church" by the late Patrick Henry Omlor.  When his "little monograph" (his words) entitled "Questioning the Validity of the Masses Using the New, All-English Canon" was published in 1968, a window into the teachings of the false religion of the Novus Ordo was opened.  He himself was surprised, in subsequent years, in the way so many Catholics, including priests and bishops, could be so blind to what was being done in the name of their Church. …

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15 Replies · Reply by Kasondra Bird Feb 11

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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367 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne Feb 11

Catching Them Unborn

I wanted to post this on the Marrieds group, but it seems one has to join in order to post discussions. “Lawrence had a special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. When about eleven years old, he was endowed with a supernatural consciousness of Its presence, so that he felt Its approach even if It were carried concealed. Wherever It was borne he followed with liveliest veneration. His pious parents had not so great a devotion themselves, and they blamed his zeal as excessive. I saw him give a…

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2 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde Jan 29

St. Genesius Productions

Hello from St. Genesius Productions!  Some of you have already seen our "mini movies", and I am so glad you watched! For those who have not seen them, here are our films:   "Little Rose" trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNsl4c0BgOk&t=14s "Little Rose" short film" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGIx3NpGQLM&t=7s "Little Rose" outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hONDl0GNJ04   "A Saint in Hiding" trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6FAA6Y1AfA "A Saint in Hiding" short…

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7 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde Jan 27

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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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.

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