Fr. Longenecker wonders whether there may be more overlap than is imagined between charismatics and traditionalists. The post in apparently inspired by a report that when a bishop addressing a large charismatic conference mentioned in his talk that he was looking forward to soon seeing wider use of the Latin Mass, the attendees cheered.
Fr. Longenecker speculates that while the two groups have widely divergent liturgical styles, where is at the same time a unity of purpose in that both are often refuges of those with an intense personal piety and loyalty to the pope.
But, of course, a couple people piled on in the comments to announce that it is the charistmatics who are the problems with the Church. Just in case anyone was worried that our internal lambs and lions were laying down together or anything...
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