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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.

Forum

“The Two Sister Lucias”

I was just wondering what members’ views are on the suggestion that there were two Sister Lucia’s and that the one who died in 2005 was not the “real one” who was one of the 3 Fatima prophets. I am a believer in Fatima 100% but have to admit there are some aspects of the theory that could fit and it would certainly not be outside the general V2 mess that has occurred. I imagine people have seen the new attempt to raise $10k to have the theory fully investigated. Is it just too incredible to be…

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12 Replies · Reply by Larissa Jensen 2 hours ago

A petition worth signing

  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/preserve-a-historic-san-diego-site-north-chapel The old North Church, which houses Our Lady of Fatima Traditional Catholic parish every Sunday morning, is in jeopardy of not being a church anymore because the developer of Liberty Station now wants to turn it into a restaurant or secular venue. Built for the Navy in 1942 & refurbished with biblical/nautical stained glass windows. It's an historic site. We need at least 1000 signatures to stop this greed &…

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2 Replies · Reply by Chris Radford 21 hours ago

Man was vegetarian before the great flood?!

From the liturgical year The History of Lent by Abbe Dom Prosper Gueranger “During the two thousand and more years, which preceded the deluge, men had no other food than the fruits of the earth, and these were obtained only by the toil of hard labor. But when God, as we have already observed, mercifully shortened man's life that so he might have less time and power for sin, He permitted him to eat the flesh of animals, as an additional nourishment in that state of deteriorated strength. It was…

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5 Replies · Reply by Paul Wesner on Monday

2018 YAG Dates

Mark your calendars!  The 2018 Young Adult Get-Together at St. Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati is coming up in only 6 months! Begins:  Friday, June 22, at 5 pm. Continues:  Pretty much all day Saturday, June 23. Ends:  Sunday, June 24, at 3 pm. You can register online at the website:  https://yagincincy.org/ There are a few changes to the registration page (and there's no hard and fast upper age limit) so make sure you read everything carefully, even if you're a returning YAGer.  Hope to see…

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10 Replies · Reply by Colleen Eldracher on Saturday

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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6 Replies · Reply by David Ellis on Saturday

Interactive Map of Sedevacantist Mass Centers (Version 1.0)

All, Below is a link to an interactive map providing information on sedevacantist mass centers throughout the world. The link is only temporary. If you are looking for a place to relocate or will be traveling, you might find this of use. Simply zoom in to the part of the world you are interested in and click on a mass center location to bring up a pop-up window with pertinent information. You can also filter locations by clerical affiliation and frequency of masses offered. This is a work in…

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79 Replies · Reply by Jared Sikes Feb 14

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)

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 Bulletin

Lent I

Our altar servers come in several different sizes! Daily Sermons February 6 – Fr. Lehtoranta – St. Titus & St. Dorothy, Model Catholics for Us February 8 – Fr. Lehtoranta – The Fidelity of Holy Job February 9 – Bp. Dolan – A Pretty Wild Place… Continue

Bishop Donald Sanborn's Blog

Father Anthony Cekada's Quidlibet

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

My Response to Fr. Chazal’s “Contra Cekadam”

by Rev. Anthony Cekada FATHER FRANÇOIS Chazal is former member of the Society of St. Pius X who left the organization several years ago when the prospect of an SSPX-Vatican deal looked particularly likely, and with a number of other similarly-minded… Continue

A V2 Overview for Neo-Trads

by Rev. Anthony Cekada NOTE: I often get phone or email inquiries from Catholics who have suddenly sensed that there is something deeply wrong in the post-Vatican II church, but who have difficulty pinpointing exactly what it is. I try to give… Continue

Siscoe, Celestine and Sedevacantism

by Rev. Anthony Cekada ANTI-sedevacantist controversialist and SSPX apologist Robert Siscoe thinks he has found a killer argument against the sedevacantist position: Gregory IX promulgated an evil universal disciplinary law in 1234, but remained a… 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.

St Gertrude the Great Sermons

Most Holy Trinity Seminary Sermons and Podcasts

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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