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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, 2020

(Jer.26:11-16,24;   Ps.69:14-16,30-31,33-34;   Mt.14:1-12) 

“In truth it was the Lord who sent me to you,

to speak all these things for you to hear.”

Jeremiah speaks to the people in the Lord’s name, even as he is threatened with death: “Reform your ways and your deeds; listen to the voice of the Lord your God,...


Jul 30, 2020

(Jer.26:1-9;   Ps.69:5,8-10,14;   Mt.13:54-58) 

“No prophet is without honor,

except in his native place, indeed in his own house.”

How consonant are our readings today, speaking all of the persecution the prophet of God must bear in bringing the truth to His people.  (Indeed I had thought to refer to the incident...


Jul 29, 2020

(Jer.18:1-6;   Ps.146:1-6;   Mt.13:47-53)

“Like clay in the hand of the potter,

so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”

“I went down to the potter’s house and there he was, working at the wheel.”  According to the Lord’s words Jeremiah goes, and a marvelous sign is provided him.  For there in the hands...


Jul 28, 2020

(Jer.15:10,16-21;   Ps.59:2-4,10-11,17-18;   Mt.13:44-46)

“If you repent, so that I restore you,

in my presence you shall stand.”

The Lord called Jeremiah even from before he was formed in his mother’s womb, but it seems he falls short of fulfilling that call, for the Lord says to His prophet today, “If you bring...


Jul 27, 2020

(Jer.14:17-22;   Ps.79:8-9,11,13;   Mt.13:36-43)

“Remember not against us the iniquities of the past;

may your compassion quickly come to us,

for we are brought very low.”

If the prophet’s “eyes stream with tears day and night, without rest, over the great destruction which overwhelms the virgin daughter of...