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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.

Aug 26, 2018

(2Thes.1:1-5,11-12;   Ps.96:1-5;   Mt.23:13-22) 

“Which is more important, the offering

or the altar which makes the offering sacred?”

The Pharisees in their blindness taught: “If a man swears by the altar it means nothing, but if he swears by the gift on the altar he is obligated.”  Indeed, “How blind...


Aug 18, 2018

(Prv.9:1-6;   Ps.34:2-7;   Eph.5:15-20;   Jn.6:51-58) 

“Amen, amen, I say to you,

unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink of His blood,

you do not have life within you.”

Wisdom “has spread her table”; “she has dressed her meat, mixed her wine.”  And now she sends out “her maidens,” calling...


Aug 17, 2018

(Ez.18:1-10,13,30-32;   Ps.51:12-15,18-19;   Mt.19:13-15) 

“Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed,

and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.”

“A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me,” David cries out in his psalm.  Ezekial speaks of the same...


Aug 12, 2018

(Ez.1:2-5,24-28;   Ps.148:1-2,11-14;   Mt.17:22-27) 

“His majesty is above earth and heaven.”

Gleaming like gold or silver, shining forth like burning fire, splendorous as “the bow which appears in the clouds on a rainy day” – “such was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the Lord” given the prophet...


Aug 8, 2018

(Jer.31:31-34;   Ps.51:12-15,18-19;   Mt.16:13-23)

“I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel

and the house of Judah.”

Do not the days come to pass, is not this promise made through Jeremiah fulfilled, when the Lord declares to Peter, “On this rock I will build my Church, and the jaws of death shall not...