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 - 04/08/2020 - Villains of the Early Church: Judas
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to discuss Spy Wednesday and how the early Christians treated the story of Judas Iscariot. Other guests include Kris McGregor on how Christ’s infancy set the stage for his passion, Gary Zimak on longing for peace, and Steve Ray on the 13 Station of the Cross: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross. Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 04/07/2020 - Cardinal Pell's Acquittal
Good morning! On today’s program, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News to discuss the late-breaking story of Cardinal Pell’s full acquittal by the Australian High Court. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB on being vulnerable in prayer, Marlon de la Torre on understanding divine love, and Steve Ray on the 12th Station of the Cross: Jesus Dies on the Cross. Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 04/06/2020 - Events of Holy Week in Art
Good morning! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to discuss some of the most significant artistic depictions of the events of Holy Week. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Joe Heschmeyer on sin as a pandemic, and Steve Ray to discuss the 11th Station of the Cross: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross. Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and much more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 04/03/2020 - Suspension of the Sacraments
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Ed Condon from Catholic News Agency to talk more about how COVID-19 has affected reception of the Sacraments in dioceses around the nation and the world. Other guests include Emily Jaminet with more on the First Friday promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo with a preview of the Palm Sunday readings, and Steve Ray on the 10th Station of the Cross: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments. All that and much more… join us!
Son Rise Morning Show - 04/02/2020 - How Parishes/Apostolates Can Survive Now
Happy feast of St. Francis of Paola! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk about this 15th century saint who is one of the Church’s many patrons against pandemics. Other guests include Andrew Robison of Petrus Development with ideas for how parishes and apostolates can survive in uncertain times, pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on facing your own mortality, and Steve Ray on the 9th Station of the Cross: Jesus Falls for the Third Time. Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 04/01/2020 - Staying Spiritually Strong in Quarantine
Good morning, and welcome to the month of April, which is dedicated to the Holy Spirit! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Paul Scalia to reflect on St. Charles Borromeo’s pastoral leadership during a time of plague in Italy. Other guests include Teresa Tomeo of Catholic Connection on staying spiritually strong in quarantine, Gary Zimak on what St. Paul meant by making up what was “lacking” in the sufferings of Christ, and Fr. Jack Wall of Catholic Extension with suggestions of how to help parishes in struggling U.S. dioceses be able to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus news, weather and more… join us!
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/31/2020 - Living In the Now
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, to discuss how to enter into prayer. Other guests include Marlon de la Torre with more on the Screwtape Letters and the Catechism, Karlo Broussard from Catholic Answers on why “sola Scriptura” doesn’t work, and Steve Ray on the 7th Station of the Cross: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. Plus news, weather, COVID-19 updates, and more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/30/2020 - Michael Warsaw on EWTN & COVID-19
Good morning! On today’s show, Michael Warsaw, Chairman and CEO of EWTN, discusses some of the ways the network is responding to ongoing developments related to COVID-19. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Bear Woznick on being stewards of the present moment, and Steve Ray on the 6th Station of the Cross: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. Plus news, weather, and more - join us!
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/27/2020 - Quarantine Movie Ideas
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Catherine Pakaluk of Catholic University to discuss ethical business practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, Other guests include Deacon Steven Greydanus with quarantine movie night ideas for Catholics, Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo with a preview of the Sunday Mass readings, and Steve Ray on the 5th Station of the Cross: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry His Cross. Join us!
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/26/2020 - True Friendship
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio to take listeners on a virtual pilgrimage of Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Other guests include Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra on the Blessed Virgin Mary and obedience, Kevin Prendergast on true friendship, and Steve Ray on the 4th Station of the Cross: Jesus Meets His Mother. Plus news, weather, sports and more.
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/25/2020 - The Good Thief
Happy feast of the Annuncation! This morning, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell will be beginning the show by praying the Our Father in solidarity with Pope Francis and all Christians of good will around the world for healing from the COVID-19 pandemic, Guests include Gary Zimak on peace in the midst of trials, Sarah Christmyer on the courageous witness of Ruth, Steve Ray on what we learn about mercy and trust from the Good Thief on the cross, and Mark Daoust from CatholicSingles.com on how they’re making their services completely free for the next couple of weeks. Join us!
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/24/2020 - Avoiding The Church Of Convenience
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, to discuss why dying to self is such an important concept when it comes to growing our prayer life. Other guests include Marlon de la Torre on why we should avoid the “church of convenience,” Fr. Frank Donio on why prayer is the heart of missionary discipleship, and Steve Ray on the 3rd Station of the Cross: Jesus Falls for the First Time. Plus all the COVID-19 updates you need to know.
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/23/2020 - Jesus Carries His Cross
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Ken Craycraft to discuss social distancing and Catholic Social Teaching in light of COVID-19. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Bear Woznick on building the Domestic Church while cooped up together, and Steve Ray to continue our series on the Stations of the Cross, today looking at the 2nd Station: Jesus Carries His Cross. Plus news, weather, sports updates, and a lot more!
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/20/2020 - Truth
What blinds us from seeing God in others? Twelve Catholic moves to watch during social distancing. The truth will set you free.
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/19/2020 - Consecration to St. Joseph
Fr. Donald Calloway discusses his book, "Consecration to St. Joseph."