Defending Catholic Identity in the reign of Pope Francis? By the most exciting Catholic activists in the country? I do not see one priest or bishop in the line up of speakers. Although Rorate has this:
This will be the third annual Catholic Identity Conference. New this year are more priests involved with the daily traditional Latin Mass and talks, including from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Institute of Christ the King and Diocese of Pittsburgh. One new speaker on Saturday and two new speakers on Sunday have been confirmed, including this writer. - Rorate
Catholic in Brooklyn has a very good post suggesting factions within the 'Traditionalist' movement may be heading towards schism. From all that I've read, I think they may be just a few essays/speaking engagements away from sedevacantism - which is pretty much the same thing. CIB wrote this concerning a recent post from Verrecchio:
Verrecchio then goes on to tell us, with no proof whatsoever, that Cardinal Bergoglio was preselected "well before the doors [to the conclave] were even locked." This implies, of course, that Pope Francis's papacy is illegitimate and invalid and that Benedict XVI remains our true pope. - Traditionalists and SchismPreselected. That's a dangerous assertion. If it doesn't veer towards sedevacantism/schism, it certainly foments doubt concerning papal authority. This critical spirit is not at all new. Save for the pontificate of Benedict XVI - which was not immune to traditionalist criticism - all the popes since Pius XII have been pretty much resisted by traditionalists. It strikes me as presumptuous to assert oneself part of the remnant of true believers while rejecting the authority of the reigning pontiff.