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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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Where are all the Traditional Bishops?

For the most part everyone knows about the SSPX Bishops (Fellay, de Mallerais, and De Galarreta). And we know about the (SSPX) "Resistance" Bishop WilliamsonSSPV has 2 Bishops (Kelly and Santay)We know about Bishop Sanborn in FL, Bishop Dolan in OH, Bishop Pivarunas (CMRI),Bishop McKenna in CT (is he still around?)and Bishop Neville in MI. (I Don't know much about him but heard he's friendly to the CMRI)I found a link that seems to be put together very well but I'm unsure how accurate it…

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48 Replies · Reply by Thomas Richardson 5 hours ago

Inspiring Religious Vocations

   What do you think would help today's traditional Catholics consider more-genuinly a vocation to religious life? One can see that a great number of religious vocations are either lost or rejected when one considers the ratio of religious-to-laity. It is estimated that 1 in every 5 boys has a religious vocation; it is the same if not more-so for religious vocations in girls. Where are they? “Who will stand before the altar, who will preach the Word of God? Who will assist the priests and who…

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The Robber Church - Patrick Henry Omlor

For anyone really fascinated by the theological and historical problems of the N. Ordo, this is well worth your time. It's a collection of letters, documents, essays and such, so the arguments and points are repeated throughout. Putting that aside it's a must for true Catholics. I will freely admit I'm a bit pedantic, so I enjoy reading about the fine distinctions in languages (I know practically nothing about foreign languages). It is however much more than that - it is a spirited defense of…

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18 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne yesterday

Advent and Lent Sacrifice Bowl

Praised be Jesus and Mary! On the website for the St. Joseph Minor Seminary under the weekly update section, Fr. Benedict mentioned that, at the seminary, they carry out the practice of a sacrifice bowl for increased daily sacrifices. "The sacrifice bowl is a practice we have traditionally observed at the seminary each year. Here is how it works: Over the years seminarians have suggested sacrifices that can be done each day. These are written down on small slips of paper, folded, and placed in…

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8 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford Nov 29

THAT THE FUTURE MAY LEARN FROM THE PAST

I am stealing the motto for Colonial Williamsburg where I used to work as an 18th century costumed historical interpreter.  I know little is known by most Catholics about the hardships and struggles of the few who lived in Colonial America under anti-Catholic British rule.  I learned a great deal in my time working for Colonial Williamsburg as well as the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  I also learned that some of what was taught was not quite historically accurate.    There is a lot of new…

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23 Replies · Reply by James Brown Nov 28

What is a commemoration?

I understand partly about what a commemoration is, but what I don't understand is when a saints feast day falls on a Sunday and the order at which they're said.  Also, if there is more than one said, which goes first, which goes second.  What are the differences between commemorations in Pre-1955 Missal vs. 1962 Missal.  Thanks.

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St Gertrude the Great Bulletin

Advent III – Gaudete Sunday

The closing procession from Bp. Dolan’s anniversary Mass. The social hall during Bp. Dolan’s anniversary reception. Zelus Domus Tuae. An original work composed for the occasion of Bp. Dolan’s anniversary celebration. ✠ The Bishop’s Corner ✠ December… Continue

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

An interesting discovery

Common sense, what in philosophy we call the first principles of reason, knows that from nothing, nothing comes. It is impossible, in other words, that being come from nothing.

The “MeToo” movement

Much has been said recently about women who have suffered from the sexual assaults of men. It is true that the conduct of some men is deplorable in this regard, but it is also true that the conduct of some women is deplorable as well. The 1960s… Continue

Sixty years since the death of Pius XII

On October 9th, we marked sixty years since the death of Pope Pius XII. It means that we have labored under Modernism for these sixty years, and have watched with horror the  disintegration of everything that made our Faith beautiful: Catholic… Continue

Judging the Judge Part II

As a result of my recent blog posting, entitled “Judging the Judge,” I received a good deal of complimentary comments, but was inundated by very critical comments. I would like to answer those who criticized what I said. First I will give some… Continue

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

WWPD — “What Would Pius Do?”

The 1950s Pius XII liturgical reforms were trial balloons, created by the Mason Bugnini and company, for the Novus Ordo Mass that the same modernist gang created in 1969. But since these changes were promulgated by a true pope, Pius XII, would… Continue

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

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.

Most Holy Trinity Seminary Sermons and Podcasts

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