The BreadCast: Episodes

(Est.C:12,14-16,23-25;   Ps.138:1-3,7-8;   Mt.7:7-12)
“My Lord, our King, you alone are God.
Help me, who am alone and have no help but you.”
In our gospel we have today a few of our Lord’s most famous words: “Ask, and you will receive.  Seek, and you will find.  Knock, and it will ...
(Jon.3:1-10;   Ps.51:3-4,12-13,18-19;   Lk.11:29-32)
“At the preaching of Jonah they reformed.”
Let us learn from the people of Ninevah, who heeded the message of repentance given Jonah.  At Jonah’s cry they “believed God; they proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put ...
(Is.55:10-11;   Ps.34:4-7,16-19;   Mt.6:7-15)
“Give us today our daily bread.”
Our daily bread comes from the mouth of God; it is His Word that nourishes us.  His Word “water[s] the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats.”  By ...
O disciple of John
and shepherd who drank deeply
of the cup of Christ’s suffering,
you who bore both
the burden of a long life
and the pain of a violent death
yet remained faithful
till the end –
pray that the fire into which we are cast
we may also endure
as the sacrifice of Jesus
and so find it ...
(Lv.19:1-2,11-18;   Ps.19:8-10,15,Jn.6:63;   Mt.25:31-46)
“As often as you did it for one of my least brothers,
you did it for me.”
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Such is the golden rule and the second of the greatest commandments, which is like unto the first: Love God.  ...
O Rock of the Church,
leader of God’s people
to whom the Father has revealed
the divinity of His Son
and on whom the Son has therefore
built His Church,
giving you the keys to the kingdom,
the power to bind and loose
both on earth and in Heaven,
that the ship you steer
might conquer all Satan’s power
by ...
(Gn.9:8-15;   Ps.25:4-9;   1Pt.3:18-22;   Mk.1:12-15) 
“I set my bow in the clouds
to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
In times past God made a covenant with Noah and his sons once they had come from the ark “that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy ...
O blessed reformer of the Church
who by a holy austerity
cleansed your soul
of the corruption of this world
and served by example
to lead others to a religious life –
teach us this day
of the chastising hand of God
and the suffering which leads
to joy,
that in the will of the Lord
we might all be purged
of ...
(Is.58:9-14;   Ps.86:1-6,11;   Lk.5:27-32)
“Repairer of the breach,” they shall call you,
“restorer of ruined homesteads.”
“Levi gave a great reception for Jesus in his house,” but it is Jesus who invites him, and all sinners, “to a change of heart” and to join Him in the home ...
(Is.58:1-9;   Ps.51:3-6,18-19;   Mt.9:14-15)
“Would that today you might fast
so as to make your voice heard on high!”
Brothers and sisters, in this day of fasting and penance, first we must “acknowledge [our] offense” as David in our psalm.  We must cry out to our God: “Against ...
(Dt.30:15-20;   Ps.1:1-4,6,39:5;   Lk.9:22-25)
“The Lord watches over the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked vanishes.”
In our first reading, Moses makes clear the choice we all must face: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.”  “By loving the ...
(Jl.2:12-18;   Ps.51:3-6,12-14,17;   2Cor.5:20-6:2;   Mt.6:1-6,16-18)
“Even now, says the Lord,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning.”
“We implore you, in Christ’s name: be reconciled to God!” Paul exclaims; and the people of God today raise ...
O seven men
who lived as one
in service of the Lord
under the mantle of Our Lady,
you who left everything of this world,
all you bought and sold,
that you might discover the riches
of Heaven:
to the mountain you went
to find perfection –
to the mountain let us come
to live with God.
Led by the prompting ...
(Gn.6:5-8,7:1-5,10;   Ps.29:1-4,9-11;   Mk.8:14-21)
“The voice of the Lord is over the waters,
the Lord, over vast waters.”
“Mighty” indeed is the voice of God, but who can hear it?  Who listens to its “majestic” ringing in their ears?
In the time of Noah the Lord’s “heart ...
(Gn.4:1-15,25;   Ps.50:1,8,14,16-17,20-21;   Mk.8:11-13)
“Sin is a demon lurking at the door:
his urge is toward you, yet you can be his master.”
Thus does the Lord encourage Cain not to hang his head at his failures in worship but to learn from his errors and be strong.  Here already ...
(Lv.13:1-2,44-46;   Ps.32:1-2,5,7,11;   1Cor.10:31-11:1;   Mk.1:40-45) 
“I said, ‘I confess my faults to the Lord,’
and you took away the guilt of my sin.” 
The leper in our gospel confesses his faults to the Lord when he says, “If you wish, you can make me clean,” for by these words ...
O brothers in the faith
who brought that same faith
to the peoples
entrusted to your care,
who extended the reach of the Church,
gathering in lands
under her holy roof
and into her blessed arms…
faithful you were unto death
in proclaiming the word of God –
please pray that we, too,
shall be holy ...
(Gn.3:9-24;   Ps.90:1-6,12-13;   Mk.8:1-10)
“You are dust,
and to dust you shall return.”
Because of the fall we come face-to-face with this truth: our own mortality, our own humility, that we are but a creature made from the dust of the earth.  And this truth we must understand.  Because ...
(Gn.3:1-8;   Ps.32:1-2,5-7;   Mk.7:31-37)
“The eyes of both of them were opened,
and they realized that they were naked.”
How different this opening of the eyes of Adam and Eve is from the opening of the deaf man’s ears in our gospel; for our first parents’ eyes were opened unto blindness, ...
(Gn.2:18-25;   Ps.128:1-5;   Mk.7:24-30)
“A man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife,
and the two of them become one body.”
And Jesus leaves His Father’s side and His mother’s care, and takes to wife His chosen people.  From His side indeed we are born, and become His ...
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