I grew up Roman Catholic and always thought speaking in tongues had absolutely no basis. My ex-husband did a workshop in living in the Spirit and actually received the gift of tongues. I spoke with my priest about it, because I had only the highest respect for my ex-husband. He actually told me he had the gift and that not all charismatic Catholics were reactionary. He said there was a very progressive group of charismatics. Shortly after that, I got an opportunity to do a life in the Spirit workshop and really had hoped, I too, might learn the gift of tongues, but to no avail.
I recall telling my pastor, who I was very close to, of my disappointment and he blew me away when he said to me, Kara, the gift of tongues is one of the least of the Holy Spirit's gifts, believe me you have many, don't worry about speaking in tongues. That was good advice to me. And while I still sometimes think some who speak in tongues have ulterior motives, I also know that there are some, who like the Quaker woman are sharing their wonderful gift.
All things are possible with God, of that I have no question.