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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.

Aug 31, 2020

(1Cor.2:10-16;   Ps.145:8-14,17;   Lk.4:31-37)

“We have the mind of Christ.”

The demon has been cast from us and we see the Lord as He is: “Good to all and compassionate toward all His works.”  “The glorious splendor of [His] kingdom” is before our eyes, and it is this which gives us light.  We have bowed...


Aug 30, 2020

(1Cor.2:1-5;   Ps.119:97-102;   Lk.4:16-30) 

“Your faith rests not on the wisdom of men

but on the power of God.”

Paul comes to the Corinthians with preaching that has “none of the persuasive force of ‘wise’ argumentation, but the convincing power of the Spirit,” and with them he determines to “speak of...


Aug 29, 2020

 (Jer.20:7-9;   Ps.63:2-6,8-9;   Rom.12:1-2;   Mt.16:21-27)

 

“Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,

holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.”

 

Paul says the same as Jesus when the Lord calls us to “take up [our] cross,” to lose our lives for His sake.  And as Paul instructs the Romans: “Do not...


Aug 28, 2020

(1Cor.1:26-31;   Ps.33:12-13,18-21;   Mt.25:14-30) 

“He called in His servants and handed His funds over to them

according to each man’s abilities.”

All comes from the hand of God.  Yes.  Do you see this?  God it is who provides any talent you possess on this earth and “God it is who has given you life in Christ...


Aug 27, 2020

(1Cor.1:17-25;   Ps.33:1-2,4-5,10-11;   Mt.25:1-13) 

“The world did not come to know Him through its ‘wisdom’.”

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and thwart the cleverness of the clever,” says the Lord God.  And in its place we find the Gospel, “the message of the cross,” which is...