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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.

Jun 29, 2021

(Gn.21:5,8-20;   Ps.34:7-8,10-13;   Mt.8:28-34)

“When the afflicted man called out, the Lord heard,

and from all his distress He saved him.”

Ishmael is the model of the afflicted man calling out to the Lord and being heard in all his distress.  His very name means “he whom God hears” and indeed we see clearly...


Jun 27, 2021

(Gn.18:16-33;   Ps.103:1-4,8-11;   Mt.8:18-22)

 

“While the two men walked on farther toward Sodom,

the Lord remained standing before Abraham.”

 

“Then Abraham drew nearer to Him…”

A marvelous scene.  First, as Abraham walks along with the Lord, we hear the Lord’s thoughts.  The Lord wishes to share...


Jun 26, 2021

(Ws.1:13-15,2:23-24;   Ps.30:2,4-6,11-13;   2Cor.8:7,9,13-15;   Mk.5:21-43) 

“God formed man to be imperishable;

the image of His own nature He made him.”

“God did not make death, nor does He rejoice in the destruction of the living.”  “By the envy of the devil death entered the world, and they who belong to his...


Jun 24, 2021

(Gn.17:1,9-10,15-22;   Ps.128:1-5;   Mt.8:1-4) 

“Can Sarah give birth at ninety?”

Abraham laughs to himself as he asks the question; and indeed many scoff at the idea today, or simply choose to reason the possibility away.  And can a leper be made clean in an instant, just by a touch of Jesus’ hand and the words...


Jun 19, 2021

(Jb.38:1,8-11;   Ps.107:23-26,28-31;   2Cor.5:14-17;   Mk.4:35-41) 

“Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”

Need you ask?  If you must, I will tell you: this is He who “shut within the doors the sea, when it burst forth from the womb”; He who “set limits for it and fastened the bars of its door” – He...