In a conversation I was having with a friend of mine he mentioned a couple he knew in the United States whom he dubbed “Old Order” Catholics.
They converted from Anabaptist and adapted that way of life for Catholicism, working out a culture based on that of 18th century European peasant farmers. They attended an indult parish, but many of the other parishoners actually laughed at them for this, although they spoke with Archbishop Burke of St. Louis and he regarded their lifestyle with respect and understanding.
As I understand it, their decision to live in such a way was not merely because of their Anabaptist background, but because they had (justified) concerns over materialism among Catholics, even traditionalists.
I am curious over opinions about this. Is their way of life justified, or is it nonsense and incompatible with the Catholic faith? Could this be an emerging movement with in the Church, with communities of “Old Order” Catholics similar to the Mennonites and Quakers?