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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, 2018

(1Pt.4:7-13;   Ps.96:10-13;   Mk.11:11-26)

“The consummation of all is close at hand.

Therefore, do not be perturbed;

remain calm so that you will be able to pray.”

As at the time Jesus walks the earth the end of the Israelite nation is at hand – a consummation signified in “the fig tree withered to its roots” at...


May 29, 2018

(1Pt.1:18-25;   Ps.147:12-15,19-20;   Mk.10:32-45) 

“The Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve –

to give His life in ransom for the many.”

As Jesus and His apostles make their “way up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes,” He tells them that these...


May 28, 2018

(1Pt.1:10-16;   Ps.98:1-4;   Mk.10:28-31) 

“Set all your hope on the gift to be conferred on you

when Jesus Christ appears.”

“The Lord has made His salvation known: in the sight of the nations He has revealed His justice.”  That “which the prophets carefully searched out and examined” but was hidden from...