Executive Director’s Corner

Fr. Emmanuel "Nono" L. Alfonso, SJ, Executive Director of Jesuit Communications is a writer and a TV and radio host at ABSCBN2, 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.

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 Rizal’s Maria Clara-icon of beauty, genteel, ladylike, mahinhin, or is she more like Wonder Woman, the […]


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 particular report by the Attorney General in Pennsylvania, within a period of 70 years, 301 priests have been implicated in 1000 child […]



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 nation. Also today, we celebrate with our Muslim brothers and sisters the Moslem Feast of the Holy Sacrifice: we […]


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 that time for she was the favorite of my dad. My friends and I started […]