Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A songwriter bishop against a secularized Europe

The Auxiliary of Czestochowa, Antoni Diugosz, has recorded a CD to commemorate the Old Continent that cannot forget God.

The best known is certainly the now former Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, author of a CD of traditional African songs, sung by him before he became famous for his marriage to the Korean acupuncturist Maria Sung. 

But there is another Bishop who records songs written by him.

His name is Mgr. Antoni Diugosz, Auxiliary Bishop of Czestochowa, and he writes songs for children. 

This was announced by the Catholic Polish agency Kai (Catolicka Agencja Informacyjna). 

Diugosz recently completed his new CD called Europe, you cannot live without God, which represents a boost for the Old Continent, “guilty” of having forgotten its Christian roots. 

In the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Europe, published in 2003, John Paul II had already used a very harsh expression when speaking of a “silent apostasy” that was taking shape on the continent. 

With this disk, the Auxiliary Bishop of Czestochowa will contribute to the new evangelization.

The CD is marketed by the Pauline Polish publishing house and contains 11 songs, which the Bishop has written and performed with the help of some famous Polish singers. 

“By doing this I would like to point out that Christ cannot be excluded from Europe,” Mgr. Diugosz told Kai agency, defining his new album as “a form of spiritual exercise.” 

The seventy-one year old Auxiliary Bishop of Czestochowa, appointed bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1994, is well known in his homeland for his participation in religious television programs for children, during which he performed songs based on biblical texts adapted for children, but also for his work with drug addicts and the disabled.