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The BreadCast

Daily Exposition of the Readings for Catholic Mass...

as well as Prayers to the Saints on the General Roman Calendar (for the U.S.).  

From the books Our Daily Bread and Prayers to the Saints by James H. Kurt - both with imprimatur.

Jan 31, 2021

(Heb.11:32-40;   Ps.31:20-25;   Mk.5:1-20)

 

“They broke the jaws of lions, put out raging fires,

escaped the devouring sword…”

 

In each of these descriptions of the powerful deeds of the men of old what is conquered is an instrument of death, and so what is indicated is the power of God – from whom these men...


Jan 30, 2021

(Dt.18:15-20;   Ps.95:1-2,6-9;   1Cor.7:32-35;   Mk.1:21-28) 

“A prophet like me will the Lord, your God,

raise up for you from among your own kin.”

Thus does Moses speak to the people as he prepares to leave them, and they prepare to enter the Promised Land.  He prophesies most immediately the anointing of Joshua,...


Jan 29, 2021

(Heb.11:1-2,8-19;   Lk.1:68-75;   Mk.4:35-41)

 

“Why are you so terrified?

Why are you lacking in faith?”

 

“Faith is confident assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see,” our brother Paul would have us know, and realize.  We all hope for something; there is ever something we...


Jan 28, 2021

(Heb.10:32-39;   Ps.37:3-6,23-24,39-40;   Mk.4:26-34)

 

“You need patience to do God’s will

and receive what He has promised.”

 

Brothers and sisters, “we are not among those who draw back and perish, but among those who have faith and live.”  Whatever “great contest[s] of suffering” may be before us or...


Jan 27, 2021

(Heb.10:19-25;   Ps.24:1-6;   Mk.4:21-25)

 

“Since we have a great high priest who is over the house of God,

let us draw near in utter sincerity and absolute confidence.”

 

Let us shine our light without fear, for it is the light of the Lord and cannot be removed.  “Let us hold unswervingly to our profession which...