Son Rise Morning Show

The Son Rise Morning Show with Anna Mitchell and Matt Swaim is fast-paced, motivating and informational – always from the Catholic perspective. You’ll hear news, engaging interviews, prayer and more each weekday morning from 6am-8am ET.
2024-06-17
Remembering Al Kresta, This Week in Catholic History, and more…
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Teresa Tomeo from Ave Maria Radio to remember the life and legacy of Al Kresta, who passed away over the weekend. Other guests include Dr. John Pepino on a free patristics course from the Institute of Catholic Culture, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-06-14
Son Rise Morning Show - Friday
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Ken Craycraft to talk more about how Catholic Social Doctrine should inform the way we live as citizens. Other guests include Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2024-06-13
Happy feast of St. Anthony of Padua!
Happy feast of St. Anthony of Padua! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk about how he came to be the patron saint of lost items. Guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast, Bible Foods expert Rita Heikenfeld, and Gary Michuta, author of Behind the Bible.
2024-06-12
Music in the spiritual life, thoughts on becoming a better dad, and more…
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Michael Kurek, author of The Sound of Beauty, to talk about the role of music in the spiritual life. Other guests include canon lawyer Fr. Phillip-Michael Tangorra, and Deacon Joe Grote with practical wisdom for fathers ahead of Father's Day. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-06-11
Happy feast of St. Barnabas!
Happy feast of St. Barnabas! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Benjamin Lewis from the International Commission on English in the Liturgy to discuss a hymn that is used on the feasts of Sts. Barnabas, Mark, and Luke. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks with more insights on personal prayer, and Kris McGregor with wisdom from the Office of Readings. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more…
2024-06-10
Media addiction in a remote village, This Week in Catholic History, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Teresa Tomeo from Catholic Connection to look at how a remote tribe in the Amazon got addicted to social media almost overnight. Other guests include Fr. Patrick Briscoe on vocations and faith at the parish and family level, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-06-07
Peaceful Hearts, Zealous Hearts, previewing the Sunday Mass readings, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Deacon Gerard Marie Anthony to discuss his new book, “Peaceful Hearts, Zealous Hearts.” Other guests include Ken Craycraft with more thoughts on how Catholic should live as citizens yet strangers, and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-06-06
Good morning! It’s the 80th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day!
Good morning! It’s the 80th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, also known as D-Day, and on today’s show Anna shares some Catholic angles to this major battle in World War II. Also, Gary Michuta joins us to talk about what the Bible assumes you already know about blood and why it was forbidden in the Old Covenant. Plus our Catholic counselor Kevin Prendergast discusses lessons we can learn from other couples’ mistakes.
2024-06-05
Happy Feast of St Boniface! Plus news, weather, sports and more...
Happy feast of St. Boniface! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss how he came to be the patron saint of Germany. Guests include Gary Zimak on the faith of Abraham in the midst of uncertainty, and Andrew Seeley on a teacher formation program from the Augustine Institute. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
2024-06-04
Silence in the Mass, lakes and seas in the Bible, and more...
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks to discuss his new book about silence in the Mass. Other guests include Kris McGregor with more reflections from the Office of Readings, and Steve Ray on lakes and seas in the Bible. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...
2024-06-03
Happy feast of the Ugandan Martyrs!
Happy feast of the Ugandan Martyrs! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the heroic witness of these young men who died for their faith despite pressure to renounce it. Guests include Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts from the Church Fathers in the Catechism, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more…
2024-05-31
Celebrating the feast of the Visitation, previewing the Corpus Christi Sunday readings, and more…
Happy feast of the Visitation! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss how Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth is one of the most theologically rich passages in the Gospels. Guests include Deacon Kevin Stephenson from the Diocese of Tulsa to talk about the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, as well as Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston to preview the Mass readings for Corpus Christi Sunday this weekend. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports and more...
2024-05-30
Celebrating the feast of Sts. Dymphna and Joan of Arc, Bible herb garden tips, and more…
Happy feast of St. Dymphna and St. Joan of Arc! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss how the former came to be recognized as the patron saint of mental health, and the latter became one of the Church's most recognizable symbols for courage. Guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast with thoughts on ethical decision making, Rita Heikenfeld with Bible Foods, and Gary Michuta with more clues about how to better understand Scripture. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-05-29
How the women of the Old Testament foreshadow Mary, why Catholics do Eucharistic processions, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Gayle Somers to discuss how the Old Testament foreshadows Mary. Other guests include Gary Zimak from Following the Truth, and canon lawyer Fr. Phillip-Michael Tangorra to discuss why Catholics do Eucharistic processions. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports, and everything else you need to start your day a better way…
2024-05-28
Happy feast of Bl. Stefan Wyzynski!
Happy feast of Bl. Stefan Wyzynski! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Raymond de Souza to discuss this cardinal who resisted the efforts of both the Communists and the Nazis in Poland. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks with more thoughts on personal prayer, and Fr. Patrick Briscoe live from the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton route of the Eucharistic Pilgrimage. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more…