Son Rise Morning Show

The Son Rise Morning Show with Anna Mitchell is fast-paced, motivating and informational – always with the Catholic perspective. You’ll hear interviews, prayer, current news items and other timely information each weekday morning!
Son Rise Morning Show - 07/03/2020 - The Spirituality of Leisure
Enjoy a Son Rise "Summer Special" today, as Matt and Anna welcome Mike Aquilina to discuss the spirituality of leisure... Danielle Bean offers some summer reading recommendations to read out loud to kids over a spectrum of ages. Steve Ray talks about the "theology of fishing." Rita Heikenfeld tells us about Bible herbs that will help you repel bugs, and Amy Welborn tells us the stories of some of her favorite "summer saints."
Son Rise Morning Show - 07/02/2020 - Healing for Adult Children of Divorce
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Daniel Meola to talk about his apostolate designed to help adult children of divorce. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast with more on a Catholic perspective on meditation, Stephanie Mann on the proto-martyrs of England and Wales, and Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio on what is meant by the “yoke” of Jesus. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 07/01/2020 - Feast of St. Junipero Serra
Happy feast of St. Junipero Serra! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco to discuss the exorcism he recently performed at a site where Serra’s statue was torn down by protestors. Other guests include Gary Zimak on Jesus calming the storm, Ken Craycraft on how the latest Supreme Court decision affects Catholic schools, and Dr. Matthew Bunson with more on the real St. Junipero Serra. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/30/2020 - The Real St. Junipero Serra
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Marlon de la Torre to talk more about the real St. Junipero Serra in light of the recent controversy surrounding him. Other guests include Dr. Regis Martin on the importance of seeing God in the smallness of his creation, Elizabeth Scalia on why Confession should cost us something, and legal analyst Ken Craycraft on the latest from the Supreme Court. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/29/2020 - Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul
Happy feast of Sts. Peter and Paul! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev from Rome to share how these two saints are celebrated there. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing to mark the anniversary of the founding of the first African American order of Catholic women religious, Bear Woznick on remembering God’s blessings, and Kris McGregor with more thoughts on Houselander’s “Passion of the Infant Christ.” Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/26/2020 - Peter's Profession of Faith
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Stephanie Mann to discuss the first of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales as we mark the 50th anniversary of their canonization. Other guests include Ken Craycraft with thoughts on the importance of religious freedom, Fr. Sebastian Carnazzo with a preview of the Sunday Mass readings, and Jon Stotts from Catholic Bible Press on Mark’s account of Peter’s profession of faith. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/25/2020 - Good and Bad Forms of Meditation
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Jim Schroeder to talk about maintaining mental health as things open up from the pandemic. Other guests include Kevin Prendergast on good and bad forms of meditation, Joseph Pearce on Catholic themes in Shakespeare, and Katie Prejean McGrady with resources to help us better understand Catholic social teaching. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/24/2020 - The Cousin and Forerunner of Jesus
Happy feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell wish a happy birthday to the cousin and forerunner of Jesus. Guests include Dr. John Bergsma on how we got the Old Testament, Gary Zimak on humility in Scripture, Msgr. Charles Pope on praying well as we emerge from the pandemic, and Joe Heschmeyer, author of the new book, “Pope Peter.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/23/2020 - Becoming an Image of Christ Every Day
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Steven Howard from In Defense of Christians to talk about the ongoing persecution of Christians in Nigeria. Other guests include Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle on family consecration, Marlon de la Torre on why now is the time to reassert Catholic teaching on the dignity of the human person, and Dawn Marie Bueter on her new book “Saints: Becoming an Image of Christ Every Day of the Year.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/22/2020 - King's Good Servants, But God's First
Happy feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome literary biographer Joseph Pearce to talk more about these courageous English Martryrs who were their king’s good servants, but God’s first. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Kris McGregor with more on Houselander’s “Passion of the Infant Christ,” and Dr. Kevin Vost on how St. Thomas Aquinas can teach us to have more fruitful and charitable dialogue in an increasingly polarized age. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/19/2020 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Msgr. Charles Pope and Steve Ray to talk more about this devotion that speaks to the love and mercy of Christ. Other guests include Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo with a preview of the Sunday Mass readings, and Deacon Steven Greydanus with movie picks for Father’s Day. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/18/2020 - Sacred Heart of Jesus
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast to discuss taking a mental health inventory in light of the pandemic. Other guests include Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio with thoughts on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jon Stotts from Catholic Bible Press, and Bobby Schindler on the frightening trend of telemedicine being used for assisted suicide. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/17/2020 - Catholic Teaching on Human Dignity
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Bishop Shelton Fabre from the USCCB’s committee against racism to talk about the importance of Catholic teaching on human dignity. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma on how to understand the Old Testament, Gary Zimak on why the 23rd Psalm resonates with so many of us, and Ken Craycraft with more thoughts on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on transgenderism and employers. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/16/2020 - Recent Supreme Court Decision
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Ken Craycraft to discuss the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision on transgenderism and employment. Other guests include Marlon de la Torre with some thoughts on catechesis and spiritual warfare, Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, on how his vow of poverty helps him to pray, and Mike Aquilina on the conflicted Catholicism of author James Joyce. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 06/15/2020 - The Contagious Catholic
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Bear Woznick to discuss why we shouldn’t be “Lone Ranger” Christians. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Fr. Tad Pacholczyk from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on finding an ethical COVID-19 vaccine, and Marcel Lejuene, author of the new book “The Contagious Catholic.” Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...