From a reader:
I saw a picture that His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul, wore pontifical gloves in Solemn Masses. Even though some mainland China bishops are wearing gloves as well, not only the celebrant but all bishop concelebrants in an ordination…but I checked that gloves is dissapeared in the Caeremoniale Episcoporum 1984 version…
Is it still appropriate to use Extraordinary (Tridentine) Pontifical Vestment in the Novus Ordo Mass? Just like what Cardinal Siri did in the past?
i.e.* liturgical stockings (also known as buskins)
* episcopal sandals
* episcopal gloves
It is interesting that you ask that. Not so very long ago I had an amicable conversation with a bishop about that very thing: using glove and buskins etc. for the Novus Ordo.
The conclusion we came to is… “Sure! Why not?”
These are not bad things. They are good things. They were used for a very long time. They are part of the Roman Rite. They are used as absolutely normal in the Extraordinary Form.
You bishops out there…. just do it.
And, Your Excellencies, repeat after me… “gravitational pull… gravitational pull… gravitational pull…”.