Not particularly characteristic of the bishop in recent times although this could be seen as an attempt to preserve a culture rather than a theology. There is still some yardage in the promotion of the 'mother and child' image as any entrepreneur will tell you. This can work on two fronts: the family one and the residual cultural one. Of course, up against these themes is a highly influential and organised counter-culture which is working against the family and reminders of our Christian past.
Behind the bishop's thinking there may be the idea that the culture is in need of a champion if it to survive and a partial return to tradition, exploiting its picturesque superficial aspects, may encounter less hostility in the mainstream church and not be such a challenge in the secular world. This approach is not at odds with the SSPX's liberal reforms and could be seen in that light upon closer examination.
Being seen inside the European Parliament building can be construed as accepting the European Project but the irony is so many of its members there would like to see it closed down and return to national independence and these members are among the most traditionally minded. Giving this institution of the NWO a Christian face may be a brave move but is this not another attempt at some accommodation with those with real power and will this not invite another strong backlash from ardent progressives?
Unless Fellay has flipped back after receiving more Roman rejections, politically it makes little sense. The leaderships is being seen in the company of Civitas which the French government would like to suppress for its anti-secularist stance and active Catholicism, seeing it on the same page as extreme Muslims. How does this fare with the new branding initiatives and the like of Max Krah, Fellay's 'court Jew', who to this day actively promotes Zionist causes? Am I missing something ..... or is this normal Society smoke and mirrors activity?