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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 26, 2018

(2Kgs.22:8-13,23:1-3;   Ps.119:33-37,40;   Mt.7:15-20) 

“Lead me in the path of your commands,

for in it I take delight.”

The people of Judah and Jerusalem have been unfaithful to God and to the covenant made with Him, and so the time of their exile draws near: soon this remaining tribe of Israel shall join the...


Jun 21, 2018

(2Kgs.11:1-4,9-18,20;   Ps.132:11-14,17-18;   Mt.6:19-23)

“The eye is the lamp of the body.

If your eye is good, your body will be filled with light;

if your eye is bad, your body will be in darkness.”

And “how deep the darkness” is upon Athaliah.  For her eye is evil, her “light is darkness,” as so...


Jun 9, 2018

(Gn.3:9-15;   Ps.130:1-8;   2Cor.4:13-5:1;   Mk.3:20-35)

“With the Lord is kindness

and with Him is plenteous redemption.”

     We hear today recounted in our first reading our first parents’ tragic fall from the grace of God into the boundaries of hell – for now they tend to hide themselves from His glorious face....


Jun 1, 2018

(Jd.17,20-25;   Ps.63:2-6;   Mk.11:27-33) 

“Welcome the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ

which leads to eternal life.”

“As [Jesus] was walking in the temple precincts the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached Him.”  They come to Him who is the true Temple here in the place where He teaches,...