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.
2021-09-23 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the feast of St. Padre Pio, dealing with anger issues, and more!
Happy feast of St. Padre Pio! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk more about this great saint associated with miracles, repentance, and the stigmata. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on dealing with anger, Professor Steve Wiedenkopf on his new book “Light from Darkness,” and Dr. John Bergsma on how the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper is also the institution of the priesthood. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-22 05:00:00 UTC
Kicking off 40 Days for Life, what is “natural religion,” and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Shawn Carney from 40 Days for Life to mark the kickoff of their Fall campaign. Other guests include Leonard DiLorenzo on his new book “Model of Faith,” Brandon McGinley on what the Church means by “natural religion,” and Dr. Jim Schroeder on the importance of parents making sacrifices for their kids. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot. more...
2021-09-21 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the feast of St. Matthew, how to get your spouse to heaven, and more!
Happy feast of St. Matthew the Apostle! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to talk about Caravaggio’s famous “Calling of St. Matthew,” and Cy Kellet from Catholic Answers to discuss what St. Matthew can teach us today. Other guests include Fr. Frank Donio on giving drink to the thirsty, Kevin Dunn to discuss a new documentary on a Marian shrine in Canada, and Marlon de la Torre on why spouses are responsible for getting each other to heaven. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-20 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the Korean Martyrs, an upcoming Catholic art conference, and more!
Happy feast of St. Andrew Kim and companions! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about the heroic witness of the Korean Martyrs. Other guests include Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts on the Our Father, Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, David Naglieri from the Knights of Columbus about their new documentary on Native American Catholics, and Kathleen Carr to discuss the upcoming Catholic Art Institute conference. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-17 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the feast of Sts. Robert Bellarmine and Hildegard of Bingen, two Doctors of the Church!
Happy feast of Sts. Robert Bellarmine and Hildegard of Bingen! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk more about these great doctors of the Church who share a feast day. Other guests include Fr. Raymond DeSouza on the incredible witness of the recently beatified Cardinal Wyszynski, Bobby Schindler from the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and Fr. Jonathan Duncan to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports, and more!
2021-09-16 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the feast of St. Cyprian of Carthage, breakfast in the Bible, and more!
Happy feast of St. Cyprian of Carthage! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to talk more about this 2nd century Church father. Other guests include Rita Heikenfeld on breakfast in the Bible, TL Putnam from Verbum on how Scripture talks about shade and shadows, Ed Condon with the latest on China and the Vatican, and Joseph Stuart, author of “Rethinking the Enlightenment.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-15 05:00:00 UTC
Marking the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Catholic take on ghosts, and more!
Good morning! On today’s feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to a variety of guests about the significance of Mary as our Sorrowful Mother. Gary Zimak reflects on Jesus words to Mary from the cross, Danielle Bean looks at what Mary teaches mothers about loving their children, Maria Dunlap from Reviv Family Support talks about their work with mothers who get a poor prenatal diagnosis, and Liz Lev talks about why Michelangelo’s Pieta is one of the most powerful works of art in history. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-14 05:00:00 UTC
The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a live visit from Lourdes, and more!
Good morning! On this feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to art historian Liz Lev about how the cross has been depicted in art through the centuries and Fr. Brian Ching from the Congregation of the Holy Cross to talk about how his order is marking today’s feast. Other guests include Steve Ray live from Lourdes to talk about how they’re handling pilgrimages during the pandemic, Fr. Frank Donio on feeding the hungry as a work of mercy, and Shevin McCullough from Studio 3:16 on evangelizing children. Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...
2021-09-13 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the feast of St. John Chrysostom, Blue Collar Apologetics, why we call God “Father,” and more!
Happy feast of St. John Chrysostom! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to talk about this great Doctor of the Church who is honored in most Christian traditions. Other guests include Sr. Mary Ann Fatula to discuss her new book on the Holy Spirit, Fr. John Gavin on what we're saying about ourselves when we call God “Father,” and John Martignoni to talk about his new book, “Blue Collar Apologetics.” Plus news, weather, sports, and a whole lot more...
2021-09-10 05:00:00 UTC
Remembering 9/11 twenty years later, continuing coverage of the Eucharistic Congress in Hungary, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell look ahead to this weekend’s observance of the 9/11 tragedy by talking to Dr. Daniel Kempton, from the political science department at Franciscan University about what we’ve learned in the two decades since the attacks. Other guests include Ken Craycraft on why the Supreme Court didn’t block the Texas abortion law, Dr. Matthew Bunson with more live coverage of the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, and 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 news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-09 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating the feast of St. Peter Claver, Jeff Cavins on finding hope in Scripture, and more!
Happy feast of St. Peter Claver! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Grant Jones, Executive Director of the Knights of Peter Claver, to talk more about this great saint who worked to recognize the dignity of enslaved Africans in America. Other guests include Endy Zeminides of In Defense of Christians to talk about ongoing religious liberty questions in Turkey and Greece, Jeff Cavins on finding solace in Scripture during troubled times, and Dr. Matthew Bunson with more live coverage from the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2021-09-08 05:00:00 UTC
Celebrating Mary’s birthday, continuing coverage of the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, and more!
Happy feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina and Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to talk about why the Church celebrates Mary’s birthday. Other guests include Dr. Matthew Bunson with more live coverage of the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Brandon McGinley, co-author of “It is Right and Just,” and Gary Zimak on why healing, humility and hope are at the core of our prayers of petition. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-07 05:00:00 UTC
Reports from the Eucharist Congress in Budapest, thoughts on ministering to farmers, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson of EWTN News to report live from the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest. Other guests include Steve Ray live from his pilgrimage to Lourdes, Fr. Nicholas Blackwell to talk about ministering to farmers, and Kevin Schmiesing to discuss Catholic angles to the September 11 memorial observances on This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-09-06 05:00:00 UTC
It’s a Son Rise Morning Show Labor Day special!
On today’s show, Mike Aquilina tells us about how the early Christians promoted the dignity of labor, Dr. Matthew Bunson offers the historical context around the landmark encyclical Rerum Novarum, Fr. Donald Calloway reflects on St. Joseph the Work, and Rita Heikenfeld offers some Bible food recipes for your Labor Day picnic. Plus so much more!
2021-09-03 05:00:00 UTC
Scott Hahn, Novelist Graham Greene, Helen Alvare and much more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Scott Hahn to talk about the book he co-authored, “It Is Right and Just,” Joseph Pearce tells us about the tortured faith of novelist Graham Greene, plus Helen Alvare and Erika Bachiachi discuss the legal, social and economic issues surrounding women who delay marriage and child bearing.