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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.

Dec 15, 2016

(Is.56:1-3,6-8;   Ps.67:2-3,5,7-8;   Jn.5:33-36)   

 

“My house shall be called a house of prayer

for all peoples.”

 

The Truth has come, and all nations are drawn to Him.

None is excluded in the House of God; His holy Temple is a place where all take refuge, where all find fulfillment, where all find joy.  He...


Jul 31, 2016

(Jer.28:1-17;   Ps.119:29,43,68,79-80,95,102;   Mt.14:13-21) 

“Take not the word of truth from my mouth,

for in your ordinances is my hope.”

The word of truth is what Jeremiah speaks in the face of the lies of Hananiah. The false prophet declares in the name of God: “I will break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar, king of...


Jun 18, 2016

(Zec.12:10-11,13:1;   Ps.63:2-6,8-9;   Gal.3:26-29;   Lk.9:18-24) 

“They shall look on Him whom they have pierced.”

Jesus is the Christ of God.  It is He who suffers, He who has been pierced for our sins, and He whose blood cleanses us as we look upon Him, as we cry out in tears for the pain we have caused Him and...


Jun 4, 2016

(1Kgs.17:17-24;   Ps.30:2,4-6,11-12;   Gal.1:11-19;   Lk.7:11-17) 

“O Lord, you brought me up from the netherworld.”

“You preserved me from among those going down into the pit.”  For I was dead, but now I live.  These should be the words of us all, for the Lord indeed is our salvation – our life breath comes from...


May 25, 2016

(1Pt.2:2-5,9-12;   Ps.100:2-5;   Mk.10:46-52) 

“Be as eager for milk as newborn babies –

pure milk of the Spirit to make you grow unto salvation.”

Does not the “blind beggar Bartimaeus” show his eagerness for the milk of the Spirit, for the blood of Christ upon his soul, when he persistently calls out “Jesus,...