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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.

Jun 25, 2022

(1Kgs.19:16b,19-21;   Ps.16:1-2,5,7-11;   Gal.5:1,13-18;   Lk.9:51-62) 

“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind

is fit for the kingdom of God.”

We must follow Jesus.  And the path He walks leads to the cross.

Our gospel tells us, “When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled,...


Jun 24, 2022

O Sanctuary of the Father,

Temple of the Holy Spirit,

Mother of the Son of God

who carried Him in your womb

and contemplated Him

in your heart –

how shall we find Jesus

within us;

how shall we become

the temples of the Spirit

the Lord calls us all to be

if you do not pray for us,

if we are not formed

in your womb,


Jun 24, 2022

(Lam.2:2,10-14,18-19;   Ps.74:1-7,19-21;   Mt.8:5-17) 

“It was our infirmities He bore,

our sufferings He endured.”

And oh how deep are those sufferings; “great as the sea is [our] downfall.”  And graphically are they seen in the destruction of Jerusalem; sharply they pierce the flesh of the Son.

Yes, the Lord...


Jun 23, 2022

(Ez.34:11-16;   Ps.23:1-6;   Rm.5:5-11;   Lk.15:3-7) 

“I have found my lost sheep.”

“We have found reconciliation” through the blood of Jesus Christ.  So the Apostle Paul tells us, and so we know to the depths of our hearts, which are united to His Sacred Heart.  Once we were sinners, scattered like sheep on the...


Jun 22, 2022

O greatest of men born of woman,

before you were formed in the womb

the Lord called you;

while still in this cave

you leapt for joy

at His presence come to you…

a sharp, two-edged sword He made you

to hail the coming Messiah,

the Light in our midst,

the New Covenant born of the Old –

how shall we humble ourselves

as...