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Associate Professor of Moral Theology
Executive Secretary and Human Resources Officer

Contact Information

Loyola House of Studies
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel. (+63 02) 4266101
Office: (+63 02) 4266430 ext. 3615


Overview of Moral Theology, Fundamental Moral Theology, Christian Social Ethics, Medical/Sexual Ethics, Just War Theory, Moral Comprehensives Review and Exam, Ad Audiendas Confessiones Review and Exam

Areas of Interest

Fundamental Moral Theology, Sexual Ethics, Bioethics, Development of Moral Doctrine, Casuistry, Moral Principles


Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
Bachelor in Sacred Theology, Loyola School of Theology, Quezon City
Master of Arts in Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Massachusetts
Doctorate in Sacred Theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Massachusetts


Eric Genilo finished his undergraduate degree at the Ateneo de Manila University (Business Management). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1987 and was ordained in 1997. He earned his STB degree at the Loyola School of Theology and his MA in Theological Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University. He earned his STL and STD at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (currently the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College). His doctoral dissertation, directed by Fr. James F. Keenan, S.J., was on the moral methodology of the American moral theologian John Cuthbert Ford, S.J. HeĀ  is a lecturer in the LST LIFE Program for the Laity. He is also a vice-superior and formator at the Loyola House of Studies.

Research and Publications

John Cuthbert Ford: Moral theologian at the end of the Manualist era, Georgetown University Press

“Ethical Perspective: Reaction Paper to presentation on Ecology and Population at the International Congress on Bioethics” in Celebrating the Gospel of Life: Basic Issues in Bioethics (Book of Proceedings of the International Congress on Bioethics, Manila, December 5-7, 2005)

“Population, Birth Regulation, and the Catholic Moral Tradition” in A Balancing Act: Social and Catholic Perspectives on Population and Development. Edited by Lourdes Didith Mendoza-Rivera. Manila: John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social issues (JJCICSI) and Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD), 2007.

“A New Paradigm: Amending the Reproductive Health Bill” in Landas Vol 23 No. 1 (2009) 114-121.

“Crossing the Line: Church Use of Political Threats Against Pro-RH Bill Legislators,” in Intesect Vol 24 no. 1 (2010) 28-36.

“Integrating Faith with Morals: The Challenge of Renewing Filipino Theological Ethics” in Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press: 2010. pp. 9-27.

“Talking Points for Dialogue on the Reproductive Health Bill” co-author with Fr. John Carroll S.J. and Fr. Joaquin Bernas, SJ

“The Role of Moral Theology in Formation for Ministry” in Saengtham Journal Vol. 35 no. 4 (2011) 1-9.

“Bishops and the Reproductive Health Bill,” in Concilium (2014/2) 125-130.