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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 31, 2019

(Ex.40:16-21,34-38;   Ps.84:2-6,8,11;   Mt.13:47-53)

 

“The cloud covered the meeting tent,

and the glory of the Lord filled the Dwelling.”

 

The Dwelling is the Tabernacle of God, the place in which the ark of the covenant holding the Ten Commandments was housed; and so it was God’s dwelling-place.  And when this...


Jul 30, 2019

(Ex.34:29-35;   Ps.99:5-7,9;   Mt.13:44-46)

 

“The skin of his face had become radiant

while he conversed with the Lord.”

 

His face shining like the pearl of great price, with whom he speaks, Moses comes down from the mountain carrying the Ten Commandments.  Here is a great treasure in His hands, which he has...


Jul 29, 2019

(Ex.33:7-11,34:5-9,28;   Ps.103:6-13;   Mt.13:36-43)

 

“The angels will hurl them into the fiery furnace

where they will wail and grind their teeth.”

 

It is the justice of God which is our theme today.  And though it is absolutely certain that the mercy of God far surpasses our merit and He does not “requite us...


Jul 28, 2019

(Ex.32:15-24,30-34;   Ps.106:1,19-23;   Mt.13:31-35) 

“Eventually the whole mass of dough began to rise.”

 The kingdom of God comes gradually, grows imperceptibly; from the smallest of seeds it becomes “the largest of plants,” and “the birds of the sky come and build their nests in its branches.”  Indeed,...


Jul 27, 2019

(Gn.18:20-32;   Ps.138:1-3,6-8;   Col.2:12-14;   Lk.11:1-13) 

“Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Prayer.  Our wonderful gift from God.  Our sharing in His will.

The Lord ordains that Abraham should speak with Him, and so He stops and waits to hear the prayer of...