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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.

Oct 31, 2021

O God’s holy ones,

His apostles and martyrs,

His virgins and confessors,

all who have borne witness to Him

with your lives,

who have washed your robes

in His blood,

whose hands are clean

in His sight

and so are clothed in white,

all you who have suffered

under the Cross

in the flesh in this world

and so now stand in...


Oct 31, 2021

(Rv.7:2-4,9-14;   Ps.24:1-6;   1Jn.3:1-3;   Mt.5:1-12)

 

“Everyone who has this hope based on Him

makes himself pure, as He is pure.”

 

All our readings speak of this purity this holy day.  In the first reading we hear of the saints who “have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”  Our...


Oct 30, 2021

(Dt.6:2-6;   Ps.18:2-4,47,51;   Heb.7:23-28;   Mk.12:28-34) 

“You are not far from the kingdom of God.”

If you “fear the Lord, your God, and keep, throughout the days of your lives, all His statutes and commandments,” you will have “long life”; the Lord will “give you a land flowing with milk and honey.” ...


Oct 29, 2021

(Rm.11:1-2,11-12,25-29;   Ps.94:12-15,17-18;   Lk.14:1,7-11)

 

“The Lord will not cast off His people,

nor abandon His inheritance.”

 

Today the gifts and call of the Israelites, which are “irrevocable,” are spoken of beautifully in our readings.

Indeed, the majority of Jews rejected and even persecuted...


Oct 28, 2021

(Rm.9:1-5;   Ps.147:12-15,19-20;   Lk.14:1-6)

“They could not answer.”

The Pharisees are dumb.  The leaders of the Jewish nation cannot speak as to whether a man should be healed on the sabbath.  How far they have fallen from the presence of God.

We know the Israelites were God’s chosen people.  This is proclaimed...