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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.

Nov 30, 2020

(Is.11:1-10;   Ps.72:1,7-8,12-13,17;   Lk.10:21-24)

“The earth shall be filled with knowledge of the Lord,

as water covers the sea.”

And so, “there shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

The vision is sure: “The wolf shall be the guest of the lamb… the lion shall eat hay like the...


Nov 28, 2020

(Is.63:16b-17,19b,64:2-7;   Ps.80:2-4,15-16,18-19;   1Cor.1:3-9;   Mk.13:33-37) 

“Would that you might meet us doing right,

that we were mindful of you in our ways!” 

“O Lord of hosts, look down from heaven, and see.”  “Rouse your power, and come to save us.”  Do not “let us wander, O Lord, from your ways,...


Nov 27, 2020

(Rv.22:1-7;   Ps.95:1-7,Rv.21:20;   Lk.21:34-36)

 

“Remember, I am coming soon!”

 

And when He comes what blessings there shall be for those who have been faithful to Him.  They shall eat of “the trees of life which produce fruit twelve times a year,” which grow either side of “the river of life-giving water,...


Nov 26, 2020

(Rv.20:1-4,11-21:2;   Ps.84:3-6,8,Rv.21:3;   Lk.21:29-33)

 

“The heavens and the earth will pass away,

but my words will not pass.”

 

Indeed John tells us of his vision that once “the former heavens and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer,” he saw “new heavens and a new earth,” which...


Nov 25, 2020

(Rv.18:1-2,21-23,19:1-3,9;   Ps.100:2-5;   Lk.21:20-28)

 

“These indeed will be days of retribution,

when all that is written must be fulfilled.”

 

The destruction of the world and the coming of the kingdom is our clear theme today.  It is what is written.  It is what must be fulfilled.

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon...