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.
2022-01-28
Celebrating the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, previewing the Sunday Mass readings, and more!
Happy feast of St. Thomas Aquinas! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson and Dr. Kevin Vost to talk more about the incredible impact of this great saint on Catholic thought through the centuries. Other guests include Monica Anyango, creator of the Life of Purpose planner, Bobby Schindler from the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2022-01-27
Modeling Biblical hospitality, the roots of the Albigensian heresy, and more!
Happy feast of St. Angela of Foligno! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the life and witness of the founder of the Ursulines. Guests include Gary Michuta on why the Dominicans were founded to combat the Albigensian heresy, Kim Pozniak from Catholic Relief Services on the humanitarian difficulties in Yemen, Ken Craycraft on the impending retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and Rita Heikenfeld on Biblical hospitality on Bible foods. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2022-01-26
Celebrating the feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus, applying Catholic ethics to computer programming, and more!
Happy feast of Sts.Timothy and Titus! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to talk about these two early bishops of the Church. Other guests include Gary Zimak on asking, seeking and knocking, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby on his new manual for suffering, and Jim Wessell from Franciscan University on applying Catholic ethics to the field of computer programming. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-25
Celebrating the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, exorcism and spiritual direction, and more!
Happy feast of the Conversion of St. Paul! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to discuss the ripple effect that Paul’s conversion had on the spread of early Christianity. Other guests include Steve Ray on conversions and denials in the Bible, Fr. Boniface Hicks on exorcism and spiritual direction, and Kris McGregor with more insights from the great Christian spiritual tradition. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-24
The feast of St. Francis deSales
Celebrating the feast of St. Francis de Sales. This week in Catholic History, and more.
2022-01-21
The March for Life!
Check out our March or Life coverage, with March organizer Jeannie Mancini, reflections on today's Mass readings, and more!
2022-01-20
The Feast of St. Sebastian
Celebrating the feast of St. Sebastian, the moral implications of the metaverse, and more!
2022-01-19
A New Catholic Health Care Initiative
A new Catholic health care initiative, how to not let money worries control our lives, on more!
2022-01-18
Bathrooms in the Bible, the power of healing prayer, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pilgrimage guide Steve Ray to talk about bathrooms in the Bible. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB on healing prayer, Fr. Frank Donio from the Catholic Apostolate Center to start a new series on Catholic Social Teaching, and Liz Lev to discuss her new book on St. Joseph in art. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-17
Catholics remember Dr. Martin Luther King, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Ken Craycraft to look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in light of Catholic Social Teaching. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska on This Week in Catholic History, Fr. John Gavin on the Lord’s Prayer as a Christian journey, and Deacon Larry Oney with his own remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-14
The physics of faith, new data on the accuracy of prenatal diagnosis, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Matt D’Antuono to discuss his recent article for the National Catholic Register on physics and faith. Other guests include Bobby Schindler from the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, Brad Hahn from Solidarity Healthshare on new data about prenatal diagnosis, 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...
2022-01-13
Celebrating the feast of St. Hilary of Poitiers, addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and more!
Happy feast of St. Hilary of Poitiers! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to talk more about this Doctor of the Church who was known as the “Athanasius of the West.” Other guests include Rita Heikenfeld on olives and olive oil in the Bible, Kim Pozniak from Catholic Relief Services on how they’re addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and Gary Michuta to continue our series on his book “Revolt Against Reality.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-12
Celebrating the feast of St. Aelred of Rivaulx, the private prayers of Jesus, and more!
Happy feast of St. Aelred of Rivaulx! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Dr. Kevin Vost and Dr. John Cuddeback about the impact of this great English saint. Other guests include Gary Zimak on the private prayers of Jesus, Aram Hamparian from In Defense of Christians on the ongoing situation regarding Armenia and Turkey, and Danielle Bean on resolving to trust God in the New Year. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-11
Water and Baptism in the Bible, St. Basil on loving God, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Steve Ray to talk about water and Baptism in the Bible. Other guests include Kris McGregor on what St. Basil teaches us about loving God, Fr. Boniface Hicks on how our experience with our parents influences the way we view God, and Joseph Pearce on what T.S. Eliot and Hilaire Belloc had to say about Epiphany. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-01-10
Casey Chalk, Brendan Hodge, Patrick Reynolds, and so much more!!!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Casey Chalk to discuss his new book on Christians living under Muslim persecution. Other guests include Brendan Hodge from The Pillar to discuss how Catholics responded to questions about hot button issues in a recent survey, Patrick Reynolds from Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio on how they’re helping to resettle Afghan refugees, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...