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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.

Jul 28, 2018

(2Kgs.4:42-44;   Ps.145:10-11,15-18;   Eph.4:1-6;   Jn.6:1-15) 

“They shall eat and there shall be some left over.”

O Lord, “the eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due season; you open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.”  You are He who is “just in all His ways...


Jul 27, 2018

(Jer.7:1-11;   Ps.84:2-6,8,11;   Mt.13:24-30) 

“Reform your ways and your deeds,

so that I may remain with you in this place.”

We hear again today of the failure of “the temple of the Lord” and its sacrifices to bring the Israelites to the eternal presence of God.  For though the Lord “sowed good seed in His...


Jul 21, 2018

(Jer.23:1-6;   Ps.23:1-6;   Eph.2:13-18;   Mk.6:30-34) 

“I myself will gather the remnant of my flock

from all the lands to which I have driven them

and bring them back to their meadow.”

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  In verdant pastures He gives me repose.”  How true to Isaiah’s prophecy are King...


Jul 14, 2018

(Amos 7:12-15;   Ps.85:8-14;   Eph.1:3-14;   Mk.6:7-13) 

“Justice shall walk before Him,

and prepare the way of His steps.”

And so when the disciples are sent out, the Lord “instruct[s] them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick.”  The walking stick signifies that the carrier is on an...


Jul 7, 2018

(Ez.2:2-5;   Ps.123:1-4;   2Cor.12:7-10;   Mk.6:1-6)

“My grace is sufficient for you,

for power is made perfect in weakness.”

And so Ezekial, though he is being sent to those “who have rebelled against [God],” to those who are “hard of face” and “obstinate of heart,” yet must declare, “Thus says...