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Bill Ayres

Bill Ayres was a founder, with the late singer Harry Chapin, of WhyHunger. Under Bill’s direction, WhyHunger has served as a founding member of the National Association of Hunger Organizations (NAHO) and the National Jobs for All Coalition. Bill is also a member of the board of advisors of Long Island Cares, Long Island’s food bank. He has been a radio and TV broadcaster for 40 years. He is a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Centerport, New York.

 

Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:1-11)   If you wonder why there were so many people from so many countries in […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 1:1-11)   Saint Luke, who wrote the Acts of the Apostles, tells us here that Jesus […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 8:5-8, 14-17)   Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles as a continuation of his Gospel. […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 6:1-7)   The early Christian community was often torn between the Hebrews and the Hellenists—the Greeks. […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 3:14a, 36-41)   “Then Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed: ‘Let […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:14, 22-33)   Let’s start with a little background for this reading. The Acts of the […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:42-47)   Most scripture scholars and our Christian tradition identify Luke, the disciple of Paul, as […]

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“In the end, there are only two choices: resurrection or inexorable nothingness.” This is how the great German scriptural theologian Gerhard Lohfink begins his book Is This All There Is? On Resurrection and Eternal Life.   Is there anyone who has not asked, “What will happen to me when I die? Where will I go? […]

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We cannot attend Easter Sunday Mass this year, but we still can celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ by reading, reflecting on, and praying with scripture. Read and reflect on the passages for today’s Mass and the commentaries by Bill Ayres. If you in a household with others, take turns reading the passages aloud, pausing […]

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Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer.   Gospel at the Procession: A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Chapter 21:1-11)   This is Matthew, a Jew writing especially for […]

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