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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 13, 2022

(Jer.38:4-6,8-10;   Ps.40:2-4,14,18;   Heb.12:1-4;   Lk.12:49-53) 

“Though I am afflicted and poor,

yet the Lord thinks of me.”

Persecution is necessarily a part of every Christian’s life.  Not many of us will struggle “to the point of shedding blood” as has Jesus, as has Paul, as have all the apostles; and not...


Aug 12, 2022

O brothers united in faith

and in offering the ultimate sacrifice

for the sake of that faith,

for the sake of God’s Church –

pray nothing shall separate

Christ’s brothers

one from another,

but that all members of His flock

and all those who lead His flock

will remain ever united

in His blood

under the See of...


Aug 12, 2022

(Ez.18:1-10,13,30-32;   Ps.51:12-15,18-19;   Mt.19:13-15) 

“Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed,

and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.”

“A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me,” David cries out in his psalm.  Ezekial speaks of the same...


Aug 11, 2022

O tireless worker for the Lord

who when cut off from everything

dearest to you

gave yourself completely to God,

you who have shown the way

of the martyrdom of love,

of dying entirely to self

and serving our Savior

in the sick and the poor,

in whose guise He comes –

pray our lives shall not wallow

in mediocrity


Aug 11, 2022

(Ez.16:1-15,60,63 or Ez.16:59-63;   Is.12:1-6;   Mt.19:3-12) 

“I will remember the covenant I made with you when you were a girl,

and I will set up an everlasting covenant with you.”

Ezekial first “make[s] known to Jerusalem her abominations,” telling the people, “You were thrown out on the ground as something...