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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 18, 2024

(Acts 2:1-11;   Ps.104:1,24,29-31,34;   Gal.5:16-25;   Jn.15:26-27,16:12-15)

“The time for Pentecost was fulfilled.”

A driving wind comes from the sky.  It fills the house.  Tongues of fire come to rest on the disciples, and they speak in tongues of every nation.  The gathered crowd of “Jews from every nation under...


May 13, 2024

(Acts 1:15-17,20-26;   Ps.113:1-8;   Jn.15:9-17)

 

“It was I who chose you to go forth and bear fruit.”

 

Since “the saying in Scripture uttered long ago by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of David was destined to be fulfilled in Judas” and he “went the way he was destined to go,” now the word of the...


May 11, 2024

(Acts1:15-17,20a,20c-26;   Ps.103:1-2,11-12,19-20;   1Jn.4:11-16;   Jn.17:11b-19) 

“As you sent me into the world,

so I sent them into the world.”

Jesus sent the apostles forth, and “none of them was lost except the son of destruction”; and Judas was lost only “that the Scripture might be fulfilled,” that the...


May 8, 2024

(Acts 1:1-11;   Ps.47:1-3,6-9;   Eph.1:17-23  or  Eph.4:1-13  or  Heb.9:24-28,10:19-23;

Mt.28:16-20  or  Mk.16:15-20  or  Lk.24:46-53)

 

“God mounts His throne amid shouts of joy;

the Lord, amid trumpet blasts.”

 

Three events are the subject of today’s readings.  The key of these is certainly the Lord’s...


May 4, 2024

(Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48;   Ps.98:1-4;   1Jn.4:7-10;   Jn.15:9-17)

“This I command you: love one another.”

 And so we hear the Lord’s essential instruction: love.  If we keep His commandments we will love, and if we love we will keep His commandments.  His commandment is to love.

But what is love?  John gives us the...