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.
2022-07-05
Best of Son Rise Morning Show - Tuesday!
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2022-07-01
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2022-06-30
Alzheimer’s Awareness month, John Henry Newman on St. Paul, and more!
Happy feast of the First Roman Martyrs! On today’s show, Matt Swaim talks more about these early first witnesses of the Church. Guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Gary Michuta on how the Enlightenment has affected Western Civilization, and Stephanie Mann with St. John Henry Newman’s thoughts on St. Paul. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-29
Celebrating the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, why subsidiarity should matter to pro-lifers, and more!
Happy feast of Sts. Peter and Paul! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio to talk about how their impact on the early Church and their legacy that carries down to the present day. Other guests include Gary Zimak on why Jesus went off to pray in solitude, Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra on why subsidiarity should matter to pro-lifers, and Dale Ahlquist on what Chesterton wrote about the dignity of work. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-27
Kevin Schmiesing starts the day with ”This Week in Catholic History” & more
Kevin Schmiesing starts the day with ”This Week in Catholic History”. | Legal analyst Ken Craycraft unpacks the Roe v. Wade decision | Former Planned Parenthood employee Ramona Trevino reflects on Roe v Wade being overturned | Teresa Tomeo gives her thoughts on the historic Supreme Court decision.
2022-06-24
Celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart, developing true contrition, and more!
Happy feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! On today’s show, Matt Swaim welcomes Dr. Timothy O’Donnell from Christendom College to discuss his book on the Sacred Heart. Other guests include Fr. Robert Nixon on developing true sorrow for our sins, Bobby Schindler with more ways to protect the medically vulnerable, plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-23
Agatha Christie and mystery in the Catholic imagination, beauty secrets with Bible ingredients… and more!
On today’s SRMS, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Amy Welborn to reflect on the Suscipe Prayer, written by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo of the Institute of Catholic Culture tells us about the role of Ruth in salvation history. Dr. Matthew Bunson talks about Agatha Christie novels, and mystery in the Catholic imagination. Plus Rita Heikenfeld with some beauty secrets using ingredients found in the Bible.
2022-06-22
Celebrating St. Thomas Mora and St John Fisher, new SCOTUS religious liberty decision, and more!
Happy feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher! On today’s show, Matt Swaim talks more about these incredible Catholic saints of the English Reformation. Guests include Ken Craycraft to discuss the Supreme Court’s latest decision on religious liberty, Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra on now Church law regarding religious institutes, and Dr. Kevin Vost with more memory methods from the ancient stoic philosophers. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2022-06-20
Juneteenth and human dignity, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim welcomes Justin McClain and Shannon Wimp Schmidt to share their perspective on Juneteenth as Black Catholics, and what the Church teaches about human dignity. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Stephanie Mann on John Henry Newman and the Eucharist in light of Corpus Christi Sunday, and Br. John Marmion-Villa on why monks take a vow of chastity. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-17
Previewing the readings for Corpus Christi Sunday, did Jesus claim to be God? And more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim welcomes Fr Hezekias Carnazzo and Fr. Jonathan Duncan to preview the Mass readings for Corpus Christi Sunday. Other guests include Cy Kellett on whether Jesus claimed to be God, and Fr. Robert Nixon with more thoughts from Thomas a Kempis on humility. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-16
A Catholic Baseball Hall of Fame, the letters to the churches in the book of Revelation, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim welcomes Ray McKenna from Catholic Athletes for Christ to discuss their poll regarding a Catholic Baseball Hall of Fame. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma to begin a series on the letters to the churches in the book of Revelation, Rita Heikenfeld with St. Joseph-inspired recipes for Father’s Day, and Kevin Prendergast with thoughts on being a better husband and father. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2022-06-15
Nigeria and the Body of Christ, Catholic “Households on Mission,” and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim welcomes Fr. Philip Michael Tangorra to discuss persecution of the Church in Nigeria, and how it affects the entire body of Christ. Other guests include Dr. Greg Popcak to discuss Catholic “Households on Mission,” Dale Ahlquist on GK Chesterton’s thoughts about babies and birth control, and Gary Zimak with more thoughts on Jesus calming the storm. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-14
The apostles as miracle workers, celebrating the feast of Elisha the Prophet, and more!
Happy feast of Elisha the Prophet! On today’s show, Matt Swaim welcomes Steve Ray to discuss more about the successor to Elijah. Other guests include Rod Bennett on the apostles as miracle workers, Kris McGregor to dig into a homily by St. Anthony of Padua, and Fr. Wade Menezes to discuss his new book, “Catholic Essentials.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-13
Celebrating the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Happy feast of St. Anthony of Padua! On today’s show, Matt Swaim talks more about this great Franciscan saint who’s come to be known as the patron of lost items. Other guests include Kevin Schmesing with This Week in Catholic History, Stephanie Mann on St. John Henry Newman’s devotion to the Sacred Heart, and Fr. John Gavin on what we mean when we profess in the Nicene Creed that Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-06-10
The meaning of Trinity Sunday, the upcoming Eucharistic Revival, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Ryan Lopez welcome Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., to discuss his new book on the Trinity ahead of Trinity Sunday. Other guests include Sr. Alicia Torres with an update on the upcoming Eucharistic Revival, and Fr. Robert Nixon with more thoughts from Thomas a Kempis on humility. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...