Hubert Feichtlbauer

Personal:

                 Born as a mailman´s son 1932 in Obernberg, Upper Austria
                 Married to Marietta F. nee Lugmayr, since 1956
                 2 daughters (1957, 1959), 1 son (1963); 7 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren
                 Residence: Sieveringer Strasse 41-43, A 1190 Wien
                 Phone/fax +43 (0)1 320 4234  
e-mail: h.feichtlbauer [at] gmail.com


 Education:

                 Gradeschool Obernberg, high school Ried im Innkreis,
                 University of Vienna (Dr. of Political Science 1955) and St. Louis U., St. Louis, MO (Fulbright scholarship 1951/52)

 Professional Career:

                 Journalist in weeklies and daily, 1955 to 65
                 Daily Salzburger Nachrichten 1965-70
                 Editor of Viennese news magazine Wochenpresse 1970-1973
                 Editor of Viennese daily Kurier 1973-1975, Kurier diplomatic correspondent 1976-1978 (mostly Washington, DC)
                 Editor of Catholic weekly Die Furche 1978-1984
                 Head of P.R.Dept. Economic Chamber of Austria 1984-1992
                 Occasional moderator of TV events 1978-1996
                 Retirement from employment 1992
                 Secretary General, United Nations Association Austria
                 Freelance contributor to various media since 1993
                 Adult Education lecturer on political and religious topics

Books:  
                 
Der Computer macht´s möglich 1978 (for technical illiterates)

                  Der Aufstand der Lämmer 1995 (on church reform)
                  Zerbricht die Kirche? 1999 (future of catholic church)
                  Der Fall Österreich 2000 (translated into English 2001:
                  The Austrian Dilemma (Nazism, racism in Austria)
                  Josef Pühringer (on Upper Austria´s Governor)
             
    Franz König – Jahrhundert-Kardinal  2003 (biography)
                  Zwangsarbeit in Österreich 1938-1945 (forced labor in Austria:

                  appeared also in English, Russian and Polish language)
                
  Neuer Papst – Hoffnung für wen?  2005 (on Pope Benedict)

 Other activities:

                  Lecturer on topics of mass communication, politics, catholic social doctrine, church reform
                  Repeatedly elected member of Austrian Press Council
                  Former Member of Catholic Lay Council of Austria

                  Chairperson of reform group We Are Church Austria ´99-´02
                  Member of Committee for Sex Abuse Victims in Catholic Church of Austria