Why Benedict XVI allowed greater use of Latin Mass

Ten years ago, Pope Benedict XVI issued his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which liberalized the use of the traditional Latin Mass and addressed a number of concerns about its use. Nonetheless, many still have questions about Summorum Pontificum and its implications. A helpful yet often underemphasized read of this document sees it not as an analysis of rites and rubrics, but as a call to deepen our understanding and appreciation of the liturgy’s power and efficacy.