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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 24, 2022

(Lam.2:2,10-14,18-19;   Ps.74:1-7,19-21;   Mt.8:5-17) 

“It was our infirmities He bore,

our sufferings He endured.”

And oh how deep are those sufferings; “great as the sea is [our] downfall.”  And graphically are they seen in the destruction of Jerusalem; sharply they pierce the flesh of the Son.

Yes, the Lord...


Jun 21, 2022

(2Kgs.22:8-13,23:1-3;   Ps.119:33-37,40;   Mt.7:15-20) 

“Lead me in the path of your commands,

for in it I take delight.”

The people of Judah and Jerusalem have been unfaithful to God and to the covenant made with Him, and so the time of their exile draws near: soon this remaining tribe of Israel shall join the...


Jun 20, 2022

(2Kgs.19:9-11,14-21,31-36;   Ps.48:2-4,9-11;   Mt.7:6,12-14)

“I will shield and save this city for my own sake,

and for the sake of my servant David.”

Brothers and sisters, “renowned is He as a stronghold,” the Lord our God.  And faithfully does He watch over His chosen one.

Our psalmist proclaims, “Great is...


Jun 19, 2022

(2Kgs.17:5-8,13-15,18;   Ps.60:3-5,7,12-13;   Mt.7:1-5)

“In His great anger against Israel,

the Lord put them away out of His sight.”

Jesus instructs His disciples today, “If you want to avoid judgment, stop passing judgment.”  In other words, “Judge not and you shall not be judged.”  Here is the prerequisite...


Jun 17, 2022

(2Chr.24:17-25;   Ps.89:4-5,29-34;   Mt.6:24-34)

“Because you have abandoned the Lord,

He has abandoned you.”

How quickly Joash the king of Judah, who so recently had restored true worship in the temple at Jerusalem, “transgress[es] the Lord’s commands.”  After Jehoiada the priest died, the people “forsook...