Fr. Erno Diaz

After graduating from St. Pius X Seminary High School, Fr. Erno B. Diaz finished theology and philosophy from the UST Central Seminary.

Following his ordination in 1969, Fr. Erno B. Diaz served in the priestly ministry in the Philippines and later in the United States. In 2015, he retired from active ministry as an incardinated priest of the Archdiocese of New York where he served as first Filipino Pastor and Filipino Apostolate Coordinator. He founded the Blessed Lorenzo Ruiz Movement in America.

In 2019, he celebrated his 50th sacerdotal jubilee. Father Diaz has written eight books, the latest being “The Sin I Knew,” his personal recollection on the late Cardinal Jaime Sin.


Mar 10, 2021

FATHER ERNO WRITES Although, as stated by some people, hope is a forgotten virtue, I’d venture to say that during these days of the pandemic the only emotion that fills the hearts of many people is HOPE. In a certain conference on the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, an observer pointed out that […]

‘Baguio Mon Amour’
Oct 01, 2020

January 13, 2017.—The view from the terrace of the hillside house of Julie and Alex Donato near Kennon Road’s Camp 7 was beautiful. At a far distance were hills dotted with homes gaily painted with various colors making the scenery breathtaking. A number of pine trees surrounding the residence frame the view giving it a […]

“The Sin I Knew” Launched in Manila
Sep 25, 2020

February 17, 2017.—My reminiscing of my book launches is very sweet because the two book launchings turned out to be exceptionally successful. I am happy beyond expectation. One of them took place in Villa San Miguel on February 19, 2017—the former residence of the late Cardinal Jaime Sin. It was my dream of a perfect […]

Sep 17, 2020

On February 27, 2017, during the launch of my book, The Sin I Knew, three seminarians asked for a copy of my book. My heart leapt up in sheer joy. I told them that I’d be willing to give them free copies. But they insisted that they had money and that they wanted to share […]