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.

  • November 29 - Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent

    (Is.11:1-10;   Ps.72:1,7-8,12-13,17;   Lk.10:21-24) “The earth shall be filled with knowledge of the Lord, as water covers the sea.” And so, “there shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord. The vision is sure: “The wolf shall be the guest of the lamb… the lion shall eat hay like the ox… the child shall lay his hand on the adder’s lair,” for all shall live as one in the Spirit of the Lord.  “Justice shall flower in His days, and profound peace” – such is the vision to which all hearts aspire. Jesus is the fullness of that peace.  And so […]

  • November 28 - Monday of the 1st Week of Advent

    (Is.2:1-5 or Is.4:2-6;   Ps.122:1-9;   Mt.8:5-11 I shall treat of both first readings)   “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!”   For it shall come.  “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain….  All nations shall stream toward it,” and there the Lord will give judgment.  And His judgment will cause the banishment of war, for all shall be one in Him, and to all He shall grant “shelter and protection,” by night and by day. The coming peace and unity all find on the holy mountain of Jerusalem prophesied by Isaiah is signaled in our […]

  • November 26 - Saturday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time, Year II

    (Rv.22:1-7;   Ps.95:1-7,Rv.21:20;   Lk.21:34-36)   “Remember, I am coming soon!”   And when He comes what blessings there shall be for those who have been faithful to Him.  They shall eat of “the trees of life which produce fruit twelve times a year,” which grow either side of “the river of life-giving water, clear as crystal” flowing from “the throne of God and of the Lamb.”  Healed entirely shall they be by the medicine of their leaves. Then, brothers and sisters, if we wish to eat of this blessed, holy fruit, let us not now “become bloated with indulgence and […]

  • November 25 - Friday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time, Year II

    (Rv.20:1-4,11-21:2;   Ps.84:3-6,8,Rv.21:3;   Lk.21:29-33)   “The heavens and the earth will pass away, but my words will not pass.”   Indeed John tells us of his vision that once “the former heavens and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer,” he saw “new heavens and a new earth,” which are, of course, founded on the Word of God, given life by the breath of His mouth alone. Yes, in the great Evangelist’s vision there was “One who sat on” “a large white throne,” and “the earth and the sky fled from His presence until they could no longer be […]

  • November 24 - Thursday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time, Year II

    (Rv.18:1-2,21-23,19:1-3,9;   Ps.100:2-5;   Lk.21:20-28)   “These indeed will be days of retribution, when all that is written must be fulfilled.”   The destruction of the world and the coming of the kingdom is our clear theme today.  It is what is written.  It is what must be fulfilled. “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!” that “dwelling place for demons,” cries out an angel by whose authority and glory “all the earth was lighted up.”  He calls down the destruction of the evil empire that is the city of this world.  And the “assembly in heaven” sing loudly, […]