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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.

Oct 2, 2022

(Gal.1:6-12;   Ps.111:1-2,5,7-10;   Lk.10:25-37)

 

“Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?”

 

Do you really want to know?  Do really seek to hear of the Gospel of Christ?  Do you really desire the Word of God, which is “reliable forever and ever, wrought in truth and equity” and which “came by...


Sep 30, 2022

(Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-16;   Ps.119:66,71,75,91,125,130,135;   Lk.10:17-24)

 

“I watched Satan fall from the sky like lightning.”

 

Oh how our readings conspire together today to bring heavenly light to our eyes.  Truly by them the Lord would say to us what He says to His apostles, what is so evident with Job: “Blest...


Sep 29, 2022

(Job 38:1,12-21,40:3-5;   Ps.139:1-3,7-10,13-14,24;   Lk.10:13-16)

 

“I put my hand over my mouth.”

 

When the Lord speaks, what can we be but silent?  When He chastises us for our pride and sin, we can only be ashamed.  No defense have we before Him who holds us and all the world in His mighty hand and who comes to...


Sep 27, 2022

(Job 9:1-12,14-16;   Ps.88:3,10-15;   Lk.9:57-62) 

“Why, O Lord, do you reject me;

why hide from me your face?”

The cry of our psalmist certainly reflects that of Job, who in his travails asks, “How can a man be justified before God?” who realizes that the Lord “does great things past finding out” and that...


Sep 26, 2022

(Job 3:1-3,11-17,20-23;   Ps.88:2-8;   Lk.9:51-56)

 

“My soul is surfeited with troubles

and my life draws near to the netherworld.”

 

After sitting in silence seven days, scraping the boils from his skin, finally, “Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.”  Finally he cries out against all his troubles, asking,...