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 - 12/01/2020 - Feast of Bl. Charles de Foucald
Happy feast of Bl. Charles de Foucald! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell share the story of this incredible soldier turned hermit and martyr who was recently approved for canonization. Guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. on interiority and the heart, Dr. Marlon de la Torre on Advent and the incarnation, Aaron Seng of Tradivox on digital resources for catechesis, and Dr. John Pepino to preview his upcoming webinar for the Institute of Catholic Culture on how Alexander the Great helped set the stage for the ancient world that Jesus would be born into. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/30/2020 - Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle
Happy feast of St. Andrew the Apostle! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this brother of St. Peter who was the first of the twelve to be called by Jesus. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholc History, Bear Woznick on what the Bible tells us about the need for humility, Steve Ray on what the Nicene Creed says about the Church, and Justin McClain on why the Gospels should be our first source when it comes to talking about healing racism. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/27/2020 - Waste Not Want Not
Good morning! On today’s show, Bible #foods expert Rita Heikenfeld talks “waste not, want not,” offering ideas on how to use up our #Bible foods and herbs that are past-prime. AnnaMaria Cardinalli tells us about her new book, “Music and Meaning in the Mass,” Mark Brumley unpacks Fr Aidan Nichols’ book, “Balthasar for Thomists.” Franciscan University’s Dr Regis Martin reflects on true #happiness, and Tyler Bishop Joseph Strickland discusses his hopes for the #laity in his new book, “Light and Leaven.” #Catholicism #God #Christianity #Jesus #faith #purpose
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/26/2020 - Thanksgiving & Perfectionism
Happy Thanksgiving!! On today’s show, Rita Heikenfeld from abouteating.com (where you can get all kinds of last minute recipe ideas) will discuss Fowl in #Bible foods and share a make ahead gravy recipe. Stephanie Mann will reflect on GK #Chesterton and gratitude. Danielle Bean talks about #Thanksgiving and perfectionism. Our Catholic counselor Kevin Prendergast will offer some thoughts on coping with grief during the Holidays. Fr John Burns will reflect on the #virtue of #gratitude in the thought of St Francis de Sales, and Fr Hezekias Carnazzo will unpack the #Thanksgivingday readings at #Mass. #Jesus #God #Catholicism #Christianity #perfectionism
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/25/2020 - History Of The Church In Africa
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Gary Zimak to talk about what St. Paul has to say about #thanksgiving. Other guests include Stephanie Mann to discuss St. John Henry Newman’s perspectives on gratitude, Dr. John Bergsma to explore the role of the Hittites in the Old Testament, and Mike Aquilina on the history of the #Church in #Africa as we continue through #BlackCatholicHistoryMonth. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more. #Catholicism
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/24/2020 - Praying With The Heart
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., to talk about #praying with our hearts and not just our brains and our mouths. Other guests include Joe Heschmeyer on St. Peter as a fisherman, Dr. Jim Schroeder on talking to kids about death, and Marlon de la Torre on Thanksgiving and what the Catechism teaches about the common good. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more.
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/23/2020 - Viva Cristo Rey
Happy feast of Bl. Miguel Pro! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this incredible saint and martyr of Mexico, whose final words were “Viva Cristo Rey!” Guests include Fr. Frank Donio with Advent resources from the Catholic Apostolate Center, Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, and James Day to discuss his new book on St. Michael the Archangel. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more. #millennial
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/20/2020 - The 40 Martyrs Of England & Wales
The 40 #martyrs of #England and Wales with Stephanie Mann, Brendan Hodge discusses the economics of #Church architecture, and Steve Ray continues the series on the Creed with a reflection on the #HolySpirit. #Jesus #God #Catholicism #Christianity #millennia
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/19/2020 - Healing from Abortion and Journey to the Catholic Faith
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Jess Echeverry to discuss her new book “Dazzled,” which details her healing from abortion and abuse and her journey to the Catholic faith. Other guests include Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio to prepare us for this weekend’s feast of Christ the King, TL Putnam from Verbum with Bible reading plans to start the liturgical New Year, and pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on why Bishop James Conley’s openness about his own mental health is such a huge gift to the Church. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/18/2020 - Self-Control As a Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News with more coverage of the USCCB Fall meeting. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma to describe the role of Ancient Egypt in the Biblical narrative, Gary Zimak on self-control as a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and Steven Howard from In Defense of Christians to discuss their webinar on how to support religious liberty around the world in 2021. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/17/2020 - Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Happy feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this great patron of the corporal works of mercy. Guests include Fr. Philip Michael-Tangorra on the importance of living the full reality of our Catholic faith amid the noise of the world, Marlon de la Torre on being the parent of a seminarian, Fr. Tad Pacholczyk from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on the latest regarding COVID vaccines, and Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News with some updates on the USCCB Fall meeting. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/16/2020 - Bishop Strickland on the McCarrick Report
Happy feast of St. Gertrude the Great! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this great devotee of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Toufic Baaklini from In Defense of Christians to reflect on the late Andrew Walther’s incredible legacy of helping the persecuted Church around the world, and Bishop Joseph Strickland from the Diocese of Tyler with his take on last week’s release of the McCarrick Report. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/13/2020 - Friday the 13th and What the Catechism Says About Superstition
Good morning! On this Friday the 13th, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell look at what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has to say about superstition. Guests include Steve Ray on what the Nicene Creed says about the Ascension of Jesus, Bishop-elect Bill Byrne on his new book of spiritual wisdom, Stephanie Mann with more on the 40 martyrs of England and Wales during the 50th anniversary year of their canonization, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo with a preview of the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/12/2020 - What GK Chesterton Can Teach Us About Our Polarized Society
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Morning Glory’s Msgr. Charles Pope, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, to share some of his reactions to this week’s release of the McCarrick Report. Other guests include Danielle Bean on this weekend’s Catholic Moms Summit, Joseph Pearce on what GK Chesterton can teach us about our polarized society, and pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on how faith can help us heal from complicated forms of grief. Plus news, weather, sports, and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 11/11/2020 - Veterans Day & The Soldier Who Became a Bishop
Happy Veterans Day, and happy feast of St. Martin of Tours! On today’s show, Mike Aquilina will talk more about St. Martin, the soldier who became a bishop. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma on the geography of the events that take place in the book of Genesis, Gary Zimak on gentleness as a fruit of the Spirit, and Dr. Matthew Bunson with some thoughts on yesterday’s release of the McCarrick Report. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…