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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.

Apr 27, 2019

O blessed wife and mother,

extraordinary in ordinary devotion

to your family and God,

you who freely gave your life

that your child might live,

who put the fruit of your womb

before your personal concern –

in this age when so many mothers

in freedom

and seemingly without care

are more inclined to destroy

the life in...


Apr 27, 2019

(Acts 5:12-16;   Ps.118:1-4,22-27;   Rv.1:9-13,17-19;   Jn.20:19-31) 

“When I caught sight of Him,

I fell down at His feet as though dead.”

But Jesus “touched [John] with His right hand and said, ‘Do not be afraid.’”  Thomas exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” as he humbled himself at the sight of the risen...


Apr 7, 2019

(Dn.13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62;   Ps.23:1-6;   Jn.8:12-20) 

“Judgment of mine is valid because I am not alone.

I have at my side the One who sent me, the Father.”

“It is laid down in [the Mosaic] law that evidence given by two persons is valid.”  Thus does the assembly condemn Susanna to death, because the two...


Apr 6, 2019

(Is.43:16-21;   Ps.126:1-6;   Phil.3:8-14;   Jn.8:1-11) 

“Forgetting what lies behind

but straining forward to what lies ahead,

I continue my pursuit toward the goal.”

In times past the Lord opened “a way in the sea” for the Israelites to pass through, while Pharoah’s army He “snuffed out and quenched like a...