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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 29, 2019

(1Kgs.19:16b,19-21;   Ps.16:1-2,5,7-11;   Gal.5:1,13-18;   Lk.9:51-62) 

“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind

is fit for the kingdom of God.”

We must follow Jesus.  And the path He walks leads to the cross.

Our gospel tells us, “When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled,...


Jun 27, 2019

(Ez.34:11-16;   Ps.23:1-6;   Rm.5:5-11;   Lk.15:3-7) 

“I have found my lost sheep.”

“We have found reconciliation” through the blood of Jesus Christ.  So the Apostle Paul tells us, and so we know to the depths of our hearts, which are united to His Sacred Heart.  Once we were sinners, scattered like sheep on the...


Jun 26, 2019

(Gn.16:1-12,15-16;   Ps.106:1-5;   Mt.7:21-29)

 

“Anyone who hears my words but does not put them into practice

is like the foolish man who built his house on sandy ground.”

 

The Lord hears our words and answers our cries, but He is not so interested in these as in our listening to His voice and remaining...


Jun 22, 2019

(Gn.14:18-20;   Ps.110:1-4;   1Cor.11:23-26;   Lk.9:11b-17) 

“The Lord Jesus, on the night He was handed over,

took bread, and, after He had given thanks, broke it and said,

‘This is my body that is for you.’”

There is food for all, and it is ever available.  The Lord feeds us with His own Body and Blood, and He...


Jun 15, 2019

(Prv.8:22-31;   Ps.8:2,4-9;   Rm.5:1-5;   Jn.16:12-15) 

“Everything that the Father has is mine.”

From the beginning Jesus is with the Father, one with the Father, the pure reflection of His being which cannot be separated from the substance of the Father.  Through Him all things were made, and indeed He is reflected...