PODCASTS

"The BreadCast"

“The BreadCast” is the title of my Podcasting site and contains both audio and text for the Daily Exposition of the Readings of Catholic Mass, from the book ‘Our Daily Bread’ by James H. Kurt (now with Chanted Verses, and added text of Prayer for the Day). Additional cast – SaintsCast, entries from the book ‘Prayers to the Saints’ (also by James Kurt). Both books bear imprimatur. Click on the title of the reading and you will be taken to the site where you can view the text and listen to the audio Podcast.

  • September 25 - Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

    (Zec.2:5-9,14-15;   Jer.31:10-13;   Lk.9:43-45)   “They shall come streaming to the Lord’s blessings.”   The Kingdom is being prepared.  And as bleak as things may seem upon this earth, the glory of the Lord awaits us all.  This is the message of Jeremiah in our psalm and the message given Zechariah by the angel in our first reading.  “I will turn their mourning into joy, I will console and gladden them after their sorrows,” is the word which sustains us. Zechariah prophesies at the time the Israelites have returned from exile few in number to a rather desolate, […]

  • September 24 - Friday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

    (Hg.1:15-2:9;   Ps.43:1-5;   Lk.9:18-22)   “Greater will be the future glory of this house than the former, says the Lord of hosts.”   “Take courage… and work!  For I am with you,” the Lord says through the prophet Haggai to the remnant of the people returned from exile as they prepare to rebuild the temple.  “My spirit continues in your midst; do not fear!”  Of course, we know these words of encouragement are eternal, even as we know that “the future glory” of the temple prophesied by Haggai refers ultimately to the Kingdom Christ now builds for us with His […]

  • September 23 - Thursday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

    (Hg.1:1-8;   Ps.149:1-6,9;   Lk.9:7-9)   “He who earned wages earned them for a bag with holes in it.”   “Bring timber, and build the house that I may take pleasure in it and receive my glory.”  Rebuild the house of God, the temple of the Holy Spirit you are.  Shore up the breaches in its walls and solidify its foundation, that you might “sing to the Lord a new song of praise in the assembly of the faithful,” that you might be as those who are “glad in their maker…  For the Lord loves His people, and He adorns the lowly with victory.”  Humble yourself before […]

  • September 22 - Wednesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

    (Ezra 9:5-9;   Tb.13:1-4,6-8;   Lk.9:1-6)  “Turn back, you sinners! do the right before Him: perhaps He may look with favor upon you, and show you mercy.” As the Word of the Lord comes to our villages and enters our houses, we must treasure it and heed its warning to turn from our sins.  If we harden our hearts against its grace and mercy, if we fail to recognize our sin in the blessed light it brings, the Word shall leave, shaking the dust from its feet, and we shall be left alone in despair.  But if we turn toward the light it brings and turn from our sins, we shall be saved […]

  • September 20 - Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

    (Ezra 1:1-6;   Ps.126:1-6;   Lk.8:16-18)   “Those that sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.”   The Israelites toiled in tears for four hundred years under the yoke of the Egyptians, then rejoiced to finally enter the Promised Land (after wandering forty years in the desert).  For seventy years Judah had been exiled to Babylon, but rejoiced when, remarkably, the king of Persia called them to return to Jerusalem and, with his blessing, to rebuild the temple of the Lord.  And now we wait in exile for our Lord to return.  But sadness should not overwhelm us in this land of exile.  […]