It is sponsored by ORF Upper Austria und ORF-Religion (Cathcon- state run TV), the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Austria, the Linz Private University for Catholic Theology, the Protestant Educational Movement in Upper Austria, the Linz Diocesan Newspaper, the monastery herself and the Upper Austrian Government.
Linz have excelled themselves- the first speaker of the day was Professor Hünermann who accused the Pope on the lifting of the SSPX excommunications of misusing his office and also said that the lifting was null and void because the necessary act of penance allegedly had not been made. The Bishop of Graz is one of the final speakers so hopefully he will take the opportunity of reminding people of the falsity of these rash comments. The Professor is one of the world's great ecumenists, except when it comes to the SSPX.
From Upper Austrian TV- "the Church becomes more conservative" I, for one, certainly hope so.
Sabine Bieberstein one of the other speakers is a top feminist theologian who definitely supports women preaching during Mass and doubtless their attempted ordination as well. She maintained in one of her sermons that there were no priests in New Testament times- try telling that to those present at the Last Supper.
And another of the speakers, Manuela Kalsky who somehow is a Professor at a Dominican House of Studies has written a book calling for christology to be recast from a feminist perspective and, at the time of the release of Gibson's Passion denied that Christ died to pay the price for our sins.
The same woman "does" feminist theology.
Bertram Stubenrauch yet another speaker has distinguished himself by calling for hand communion, female servers and extraordinary ministers to be introduced into the old Rite, together with Sacro-pop music!
And finally speaker Franz Josef Wetz has written a book called "The Illusion of Human Dignity".
What a sorry hot-spot of dissidence and infidelity.