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.
2024-02-21
What is a Mass of Reparation, the power of prison ministry
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Phillip-Michael Tangorra to explain how a Mass of Reparation works in light of recent events at St. Patrick’s in New York. Other guests include Gerald Gaenslen from Kolbe Prison Ministries, and Gary Zimak with more thoughts on giving up worry for Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more.
2024-02-20
St. Ignatius of Antioch on Prayer and confronting your sins during Lent
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, to discuss what St. Ignatius of Antioch has to say about prayer. Other guests include Marlon De La Torre on confronting our sins during Lent, and Kris McGregor to share thoughts from St. Aelred on forgiveness. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more.
2024-02-19
The Holy Spirit and the Eucharist, This Week in Catholic History, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. John Gavin, SJ, to discuss what St. John Damascene had to say about the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist. Other guests include Stephanie Mann with a meditation from St. Thomas More, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2024-02-16
Son Rise Morning Show - Friday!
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2024-02-15
Son Rise Morning Show - Thursday!
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2024-02-14
Ash Wednesday traditions, beginning Lent well, and more….
Welcome to Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Fr. Rob Jack, Fr. Augustine Wetta, Fr. Phillip-Michael Tangorra, and several other guests as we enter into a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving together. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
2024-02-13
Fat Tuesday traditions, spears and lances in the Bible, and more…
Happy Fat Tuesday! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss Fat Tuesday traditions and how they point us toward the beginning of Lent. Guests include Steve Ray on spears and lances in the Bible, Kris McGregor on what Pope St. Clement I had to say about repentance, and Marlon De La Torre on how Lent provides an opportunity to be more conscious of the presence of Christ in our lives. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-02-12
Shrove Monday traditions, This Week in Catholic History, and more…
Happy Shrove Monday! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Stephanie Mann about some English traditions associated with preparing for Lent. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, and Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P., on faith takeaways from this year’s Super Bowl. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-02-09
Bible foods and herbs for home remedies, previewing the Sunday Mass readings, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Rita Heikenfeld shares tips for some home remedies and helps that use herbs mentioned in the Bible, especially for those struggling with illness this time of year. 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 all the latest news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-02-08
Celebrating the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, emotionally preparing yourself for Lent, and more…
Happy feast of St. Josephine Bakhita! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss her incredible story, and how she’s come to be invoked against the evil of human trafficking. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast with emotional and health considerations to help you have a fruitful Lent, and Sr. Alicia Torres on how to use Lent as a way to refocus on Jesus in the Eucharist. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-02-07
Celebrating the feast of Bl. Pope Pius IX, understanding the virtue of obedience, and more!
Happy feast of Bl. Pope Pius IX! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Dr. Matthew Bunson about the life and legacy of the pope who defined the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Other guests include Fr. Rob Jack to discuss the virtue of obedience, and canon lawyer Fr. Phillip-Michael Tangorra with more on the recent Vatican document stressing the importance of preserving the language of the sacraments. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more…
2024-02-06
Celebrating the Martyrs of Nagasaki, helping kids prepare for Lent, and more…
Happy feast of the Martyrs of Nagasaki! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk about their heroic witness and legacy. Other guests include Danielle Bean on helping kids prepare for Lent, and Kris McGregor on a selection from the Office of Readings that focuses on St. Scholastica. Plus news, weather, sports, and more...
2024-02-05
Celebrating the feast of St. Agatha, This Week in Catholic History, and more…
Happy feast of St. Agatha! On today’s show, early Church historian Mike Aquilina tells us the story of this heroic Christian martyr. Other guests include Dr. Jeffrey Morrow in our continuing series on A Catholic Guide to the Old Testament, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more…
2024-02-02
Getting a head start on Lent, learning from St. Clement, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast to look at some ways to approach Lent when it starts later this month. Other guests include Gary Michuta on why the letter of St. Clement didn’t end up in the Bible, and Rita Heikenfeld with good school lunch ideas for Catholic Schools Week. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-02-01
Getting a head start on Lent, learning from St. Clement, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast to look at some ways to approach Lent when it starts later this month. Other guests include Gary Michuta on why the letter of St. Clement didn’t end up in the Bible, and Rita Heikenfeld with good school lunch ideas for Catholic Schools Week. Plus news, weather, sports and more...