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.
2024-05-29
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…
2024-05-27
Happy Memorial Day!
Happy Memorial Day! On today’s show, Matt and Anna explore the stories of heroic priests who served as U.S. military chaplains in times of war. Listed below are the guests and the chaplain whose story they tell:
2024-05-24
Looking ahead to Trinity Sunday Weekend, discussing Women of the Catholic Imagination and more!
Good morning! On today's show, we look ahead to Trinity Sunday this weekend and preview the readings with Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and Fr. Jonathan Duncan. Haley Stewart discusses the new book, Women of the Catholic Imagination. And Dr. Scott Hahn discusses the book, "It is Right and Just.'
2024-05-23
Bishop Conley’s letter on mental health, Memorial Day recipes, and more…
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast about Bishop Conley's recent letter on mental health. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma with more insights into salvation history, Rita Heikenfeld with Bible Foods, and Gary Michuta about more context clues that can help us better understand the Bible. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-05-22
Celebrating the feast of St. Rita, wisdom from the Desert Fathers, and more!
Happy feast of St. Rita of Cascia! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Jonathan Jerome, Executive director of the National Shrine of St. Rita in Philadelphia. Other guests include Fr. Augustine Wetta with more wisdom from the Desert Fathers, Gary Zimak on what St. Paul says about the Holy Spirit, and canon lawyer Fr. Phillip-Michael Tangorra from the Diocese of Paterson. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-05-21
Dancing and merriment in the Bible, St. Jerome on personal prayer, and more…
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Steve Ray to discuss dancing and merriment in the Bible. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks with more thoughts on personal prayer, and Kris McGregor to unpack a selection from the Office of Readings. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2024-05-20
Celebrating the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church; This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, on the heels of Pentecost Sunday. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts from the Church Fathers in the Catechism, and Brendan Hodge from The Pillar. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2024-05-17
Looking ahead to Pentecost Sunday, new research on brain injured patients, and more…
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture to preview the Mass readings for Pentecost Sunday. They also talk to Bobby Schindler about new support for giving patients with traumatic brain injuries more time to heal. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...
2024-05-16
Recipes for Pentecost, What the Church says about recreational drug use, and more…
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast to reflect on increasing legalization of marijuana from a Catholic perspective. Other guests include Rita Heikenfeld to talk recipes for Pentecost Sunday, and Gary Michuta to look at more ways to understand the context of the Bible. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2024-05-15
Celebrating the feast of St. Isidore the Farmer, modern Marian movements, and more…
Happy feast of St. Isidore the Farmer! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Rob Jack to talk more about Marian movements around the world, Gary Zimak to reflect on Bible verses to ease anxiety and worry, and Tim Glemkowski on the kickoff of Eucharistic pilgrimages around the United States ahead of the Eucharistic Congress this Summer. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…|
2024-05-14
Celebrating the feast of St. Matthias, unpacking this year’s World Communications Day message, and more…
Happy feast of St. Matthias the Apostle! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss how he came to replace Judas among the Twelve. Guests include Bill Schmitt to reflect on this year’s World Communications Day message,Fr. Boniface Hicks with more thoughts on personal prayer, and Kris McGregor to reflect on selections from the Office of Readings. Plus news, weather, sports, and more…
2024-05-13
Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, This Week in Catholic History, and more…
Happy feast of Our Lady of Fatima! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss her appearance to shepherd children in Portugal. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Brendan Hodge from the Pillar, and Stephanie Mann with more wisdom from St. John Henry Newman. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2024-05-10
Sonrise Morning Show -Friday
Happy feast of St. Damien of Molokai! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell reflect on the legacy of this Belgian missionary to the lepers of Hawaii. Guests include Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan.
2024-05-09
Son Rise Morning Show - Thursday
Happy Ascension Thursday! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell unpack the glorious mystery of Christ’s ascent to the right hand of the Father 40 days after his resurrection. Guests include Rita Heikenfeld from abouteating.com, pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast, and Dr. John Bergsma with more insights into salvation history. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…