Fr. Emmanuel “Nono” L. Alfonso, SJ, Executive Director of Jesuit Communications is a writer and a TV and radio host at ABS-CBN (Channel 2), DZMM Teleradyo, Radio Veritas and Radyo Katipunan. In 2008, he was given a Special Citation Award for Best Opinion Column Category at the 30th Catholic Mass Media Awards . He is the Executive Producer of Ignacio de Loyola, a full-length feature film about St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. The film was released in the Philippines on July 27, 2016 and with international screenings starting August 26, 2016. It is the first Filipino film screened at the Vatican.

The Executive Director’s Corner contains Fr. Nono Alfonso’s spiritual reflections, homilies and critical essays.

Lorenzo Ruiz
Lorenzo Ruiz

I envy St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Ireland shuts down for his feast day every March 17. And all over the globe where there are Irish communities, his special day is celebrated with so mu…

Mary, Mother of “Rebellion”
Mary, Mother of “Rebellion”

What is your image of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Who is Mary for you? As we celebrate today the nativity of the blessed virgin Mary, our mother, I ask you, which image of Mary is accurate: Is Mary like …

Are We A Church Of Hypocrites?
Are We A Church Of Hypocrites?

Hypocrites. That’s what more and more people are calling the Catholic Church now, especially at the release of yet another report on Child Sexual Abuse by clergy in the USA. According to this partic…

Sacrifice
Sacrifice

SACRIFICE seems to be the theme of the day. Today, for instance, we remember the sacrifice of Senator Benigno Aquino as we mark the 35th year of the assassination that killed a life but awakened a nat…

Unless You Become Like Children
Unless You Become Like Children

I lost my innocence when I was ten years old. I was playing with my friends in our backyard one day and my older sister and a classmate arrived after a while. I remember hating my sister so much at th…

Homilies from “Keeping the Faith”

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IN MEMORIAM: Memorial Mass for those we lost during the Pandemic | Homily of Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ | 24 May 2020 You see this in children. Give them balloons and invariably one will slip from a child’s … Read More

Homily of Fr. Augustine Thomas, SJ

Monday of Sixth Week of Easter “You are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning” The invitation of Jesus in the gospel today is to testify. In other words, to make our life as an evidence … Read More

Gate

Homily of Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ | Fourth Sunday of Easter These days of quarantine, we find ourselves fenced in. Fences are supposed to protect us. We are accustomed to fences. Some fences are topped with barbed wire or … Read More

Homily of Fr. Primitivo Viray, SJ

Saturday of the Third Week of Easter Nagsimula na tayo sa Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) dito sa NCR at sa iba pang lugar hanggang May 15. Marami na ang naghahangad na matapos na ang ECQ at makabalik sa ‘normal.’ However, … Read More

Homily by Fr. Salty dela Rama, SJ

Tuesday of Second Week of Easter The Gospel reiterates  the  Easter theme  by giving us the heart of the Gospel message in one sentence in  John 3.16: “God so loved the world….” The beautiful gospel reading  invites us to reflect … Read More

Homily by Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, SJ

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter| Feast of Saint Mark, evangelist We celebrate today the feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist. He was a disciple of St. Peter. He listened to the stories of Peter, recorded them and passed … Read More

Homily by Rev. Fr. Sigmund de Guzman, SJ

Friday of the Second Week of Easter He multiplied five loaves. Almost a century ago, two men were on a train in France. The older man was reading the Bible story of the multiplication of the loaves. Noticing this, the … Read More

Coming Back to Life

Homily by Fr. Ro Atilano, SJ | 23 Apr 20 Can you feel it? The world is becoming lonelier than ever. This more real in the urban areas where people are more preoccupied with work and nerve-wracking “busy-ness.” Technology, social … Read More

Easter Sunday Homily

12 Apr 20 | Fr. Ramon Bautista, SJ My dear friends – in the world of art (particularly, in the world of paintings), art experts would tell us that there are a lotof forgeries — a lot of mere imitations, … Read More

Stories and Dreams

Easter Vigil Homily of Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ A toxic wind has been blowing into our world for several months now. This poison has kept us shuttered in our homes and hospitals. Death is in the air. We are … Read More