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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.

May 31, 2020

(2Pt.1:2-7;   Ps.91:1-2,14-16;   Mk.12:1-12) 

“I will deliver him and glorify him;

with length of life I will gratify him

and will show him my salvation.”

So the Lord speaks of us through prophecy of His only Son.  So the Lord seeks to accomplish in everyone who “acknowledges [His] name.”  So indeed He has sent...


May 30, 2020

(Acts 2:1-11;   Ps.104:1,24,29-31,34;   1Cor.12:3b-7,12-13;   Jn.20:19-23)

 

“Suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,

and it filled the entire house in which they were.”

 

What our first reading captures in all its dramatic moment, David’s psalm declares in clarity – “When you send...


May 23, 2020

(Acts 1:12-14;   Ps.27:1,4,7-8,13;   1Pt.4:13-16;   Jn.17:1-11a)

 

“One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek:

to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”

 

Obedient to the instructions of the Lord, the apostles returned to Jerusalem, where they gathered together in “the upper room” and...


May 21, 2020

(Acts 18:9-18;   Ps.47:2-8;   Jn.16:20-23)

 

“Go on speaking and do not be silenced,

for I am with you.”

 

As Paul continues his missionary journey, his fears are calmed by the Lord, who assures him: “No one will attack you or harm you,” though he be in Corinth, whose infamous immorality is illustrated in the...


May 16, 2020

(Acts 8:5-8,14-17;   Ps.66:1-7,16,20;   1Pt.3:15-18;   Jn.14:15-21)

 

“Put to death in the flesh, He was brought to life in the Spirit.”

 

It is of this way to life Jesus teaches us when He says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments,” for what is it to keep His commandments but to carry His cross – to...