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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.

Jul 13, 2024

(Amos 7:12-15;   Ps.85:8-14;   Eph.1:3-14;   Mk.6:7-13) 

“Justice shall walk before Him,

and prepare the way of His steps.”

And so when the disciples are sent out, the Lord “instruct[s] them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick.”  The walking stick signifies that the carrier is on an...


Jul 6, 2024

(Ez.2:2-5;   Ps.123:1-4;   2Cor.12:7-10;   Mk.6:1-6)

“My grace is sufficient for you,

for power is made perfect in weakness.”

And so Ezekial, though he is being sent to those “who have rebelled against [God],” to those who are “hard of face” and “obstinate of heart,” yet must declare, “Thus says...


Jul 2, 2024

(Eph.2:19-22;   Ps.117:1-2,Mk.16:15;   Jn.20:24-29) 

“Blest are they who have not seen and have believed.”

The faith of Thomas.  By his faith we find faith.  In his desire to know beyond all doubt that the Lord has risen, all our doubt is taken away, and we declare with him, “My Lord and my God!”  If Thomas...


Jun 29, 2024

(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 28, 2024

Acts 12:1-11;   Ps.34:2-9;   2Tm.4:6-8,17-18;   Mt.16:13-19)

 

“On this rock I will build my Church,

and the jaws of death shall not prevail against it.”

 

We go through death to life, for death has no power over us: the power of Jesus founded firmly on Peter, brought forward by Paul, and present in all the...