My pick is the Call To Holiness, for several reasons. One, Archbishop Vigneron will be there, and as Terry Nelson at Abbey Roads said “Where the Bishop is, there is the Church”. I believe that. Two, the conference has the ‘imprimatur’, as it were, from the Archdiocese. Three, the CtH conferences were started years ago by Fr John Hardon in response to the pernicious Call to Action meetings (which started in Detroit, btw). An awesome and holy way to battle such evil. And four, the speakers at CtH are interested in helping the attendees to become better Catholics, and not to become Catholics who are better than other Catholics.
Over the last few blog posts I have analysed how the Call to Holiness and Catholic Identity Conference speakers will use a false premise in the interpretation of Vatican Council II, Redemptoris Missio, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Dominus Iesus etc.
The same irrational premise is used by Archbishop Allen Vigneron , the Archbishop of Detroit. So when it is said that “Where the Bishop is, there is the Church” is a false slogan here.Since the Holy Spirit does not guide the Catholic Church, to teach Archbishop Vigneron and the CTH Conference, that there are deceased persons now saved in Heaven who are physically visible to the naked eye on earth and these cases are explicit exceptions to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus and Tradition.This is inferrred by those who interpret Vatican Council II as a break with the traditional teachings on other religions and Christian communities. This is taught in catechesis, evangelisation etc in Detroit.
So to say 'the conference has the ‘imprimatur’, as it were, from the Archdiocese' is meaningless for those who are aware of the factual error used in the interpretation of magisterial documents, especially Vatican Council II. If this factual error, the false premise, was not used, then Archbishop Allen Vigneron would have to endorse extra ecclesiam nulla salus. He will not be pemitted to do so by those who matter.So he allows Catholic doctrine to be changed and this is reflected in the Call to Holiness Conference.
The speakers at the Call to Holiness Conference like Peter Kreeft are not interesting in affirming Vatican Council II without the irrational premise.Kreeft would not be permitted to continue to teach at Boston College if he said that Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church without the irrational premise is Feeneyite.So to say the 'speakers at CtH are interested in helping the attendees to become better Catholics, and not to become Catholics who are better than other Catholics,' is meaningless. They are not exactly affirming Catholic teaching including Vatican Council II even after being informed. They are primarily helping themself.
Michael Voris and Louie Verrechio had a discussion on Vatican Council II in Michael's studio in Detroit and they did not mention the false premise in the interpretation of Vatican Council II. This ignorance will also be there when Louie Verrechio speaks at the Catholic Identity Conference.
Possibly next year both conferences will repeat the same error and Michael Voris and Louie Verrechio will still not discuss the problem.