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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.

May 31, 2023

O prophet of the Lord

who spoke in His defense

even before the bench of death,

who professed the wisdom of the Cross

over the intelligence of our race

and all the ideas

it could conceive,

who chose true worship

of the One God

even over life itself

and taught us also

His way in His Church –

pray we shall merit with...


May 31, 2023

(Sir.42:15-25;   Ps.33:2-9;   Mk.10:46-52)

 

“As the rising sun is clear to all,

so the glory of the Lord fills all His works.”

 

“How beautiful are all His works! even to the spark and the fleeting vision!”  “Can one ever see enough of their splendor?”  Yet how blind is man to their glory!  How much we need...


May 29, 2023

(Sir.35:1-12;   Ps.50:5-8,14,23;   Mk.10:28-31)

 

“The just man’s sacrifice is most pleasing,

nor will it ever be forgotten.”

 

Peter is moved today to voice his fear that all that he and his fellow apostles have offered, even their very lives, will not be enough to secure the kingdom of God.  But Jesus reassures...


May 27, 2023

(Acts 2:1-11;   Ps.104:1,24,29-31,34;   1Cor.12:3b-7,12-13;   Jn.20:19-23)

 

“Suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,

and it filled the entire house in which they were.”

 

What our first reading captures in all its dramatic moment, David’s psalm declares in clarity – “When you send...


May 22, 2023

(Acts 20:17-27;   Ps.68:10-11,20-21,33;   Jn.17:1-11)

 

“Father, the hour has come!

Give glory to your Son that your Son may give glory to you.”

 

A day of departures.  A day of final words and commendations.  Paul bids farewell to the leaders of Ephesus, declaring his faithfulness to them; and Jesus prays to the...