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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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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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94 Replies · Reply by Eva Jas yesterday

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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46 Replies · Reply by Charles Izunwanne on Tuesday

St. Jerome Homeschool Library

I hope it is okay to post this here, but I just wanted people who might be interested to be able to see it. :) I wanted to share with you our new website for St. Jerome Homeschool Library, a new non-profit organization that my husband & I have been working on and hope will do some good. It was founded to help families with homeschooling costs, research different homeschool media without spending too much, and help others be able to rent some books to learn about the Faith. Please check out the…

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56 Replies · Reply by Nicole McGinnis Oct 7

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 Charles Izunwanne Oct 7

Nativity sets.

With Christmas approaching, I will soon be thinking about taking our nativity set out of the cupboard for its annual clean - and this got me thinking about a few things. Although it might be a small issue in the big scheme of things - I am a bit fussy about Nativity sets and there are some points I would like to put out there. First of all, I have noticed (like many other religious statues, pictures etc.) the nativity figures available are often cartoon-like or they just have weird or strange…

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22 Replies · Reply by Rose Forde Oct 4

Catholic Source Materials for Film and Television

  It seems that adaptations will ever dominate film and television as the inspiration for movies. Along that line, I believe that many Catholic-based materials have the potential to do better than what currently rules Hollywood and film industries around the world. Here are some of them: First and Second Machabees Mel Gibson (why does it have to be only him?) seemed to have tried to make a movie based on this very inspiring story, but it seems the devil has vowed never to allow anything close…

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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.

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

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

Judging the Judge

The recent weeks have been dominated ad nauseam by the accusations against Judge Kavanaugh. Here I will give my reflections on this case and provide some moral principles. In the first place, I have no knowledge of the judge’s political views, and… Continue

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

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: Le Péché Mortel, par l’abbé Dutertre.

Quelques considérations sur le plus grand mal qui puisse jamais nous arriver: celui de commettre un péché mortel. Que ces considérations nous encouragent à prendre la très ferme résolution de tout souffrir et de tout subir plutôt que de commettre un seul péché mortel.

This site is moderated by a team of lay people in consultation with and obedience to the clergy of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church.
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