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.
2022-11-28
Doing Advent well, a Church Mother in the Catechism, and more!
Welcome to Advent! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Danielle Bean to talk about doing Advent well as a family. Other guests include Fr. John Gavin on a Church Mother cited in the Catechism, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-25
The Catholic perspective on wealth and consumerism, leftovers in the Bible, the theology of poultry… and more!
It’s Black Friday, and on today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Sebastian Walshe and Dr. John Cuddeback to discuss the Catholic perspective on wealth and consumerism. Rita Heikenfeld talks about leftovers in the Bible and offers some Thanksgiving leftover ideas. And Danielle Bean talks about lessons she’s learned about God from raising poultry.
2022-11-24
Catholic angles to Thanksgiving, last minute recipes… and more!
Happy Thanksgiving from Matt, Anna and Paul! On today’s show, you’ll get some of Rita Heikenfeld’s last minute Thanksgiving recipes using ingredients found in the Bible, Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo reflects on the theme of gratitude in the readings for Mass today, Dr. Matthew Bunson shares some Catholic angles to the history of Thanksgiving, and Steve Ray offers tips for dealing with difficult family conversations.
2022-11-23
Make ahead recipes for Thanksgiving, photographing Mother Teresa… and more!
Good morning! It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and on today’s show, Matt and Anna welcome Rita Heikenfeld to talk about “fowl” in the Bible and share a bunch of make-ahead recipes, while Danielle Bean shares her advice on making the best pies. Also joining us is photographer Michael Collopy to talk about his 15 year friendship with Mother Teresa. Plus Kris McGregor discusses St. Zelie and her daughter Leonie Martin, who may have been on the spectrum.
2022-11-22
Celebrating the feast of St. Cecilia, milk and honey in the Bible, and more!
Happy feast of St. Cecilia! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss why she’s the patron saint of music. Other guests include Steve Ray on milk and honey in the Bible, Fr. Frank Donio with more of Pope John Paul II’s thoughts on the Church in America, and Lisa Hendey to discuss her new book of family Advent prayers. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
2022-11-21
The Presentation of Mary, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Happy feast of the Presentation of Mary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Steve Ray to talk about the significance of today’s feast. Other guests include Tessa Longbons from the Charlotte Lozier Institute to discuss a new pregnancy study, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports, and more...
2022-11-18
Jewels in the Crown of the Virgin, previewing the Sunday Mass readings, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Robert Nixon with more thoughts from St. Ildephonsus’s “Crown of the Virgin.” Other guests include legal and political analyst Ken Craycraft, Bobby Schindler from the Life and Hope Network, and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-17
Celebrating the feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memento Mori and the holidays, and more!
Happy feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss her as a witness of humility and charity. Guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on the holidays as a time to remember our death, and Gary Michuta on the positive and negative effects of the rise of Biblical scholarship in the 19th century. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-16
Using our emotions well, the existence of God, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Jim Schroeder to talk about how to use our emotions well. Other guests include Dr. Kevin Vost with more thoughts from St. Thomas Aquinas on the existence of God, and Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P., on his new podcast with Ascension Press. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-15
Celebrating the feast of St. Albert the Great, blood and sweat in the Bible, and more!
Happy feast of St. Albert the Great! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell continue their series with Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo on the Four Last Things by discussing what Heaven will be like. Other guests include Steve Ray on blood and sweat in the Bible, and Kris McGregor on what St. Thomas Aquinas has to say about eternal happiness. Plus all the latest news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-11
St. Martin of Tours and Veteran’s Day, previewing the Sunday Mass readings, and more!
Happy feast of St. Martin of Tours! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell look at why Veteran’s Day falls on his feast, and talk to Rose Rea about her new book on the life and sacrifice of a Catholic Navy SEAL. Other guests include 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...
2022-11-10
Celebrating the feast of Pope St. Leo the Great, normal and complicated bereavement, and more!
Happy feast of Pope St. Leo the Great! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina and Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to talk more about the legacy of the early Christian pontiff known as the Doctor of Christian Unity. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on normal and complicated bereavement, and Gary Michuta on how marriage became secularized after the enlightenment. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
2022-11-09
Election analysis, the meaning of Peter’s Keys, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to discuss the results of the 2022 midterm elections. Other guests include Dr. Kevin Vost on St. Rose of Lima and the perfections of God, and Gary Zimak on God’s strength in our weakness. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-08
Celebrating the feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, mercy and grace in the Bible, and more!
Happy feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Kris McGregor to reflect on a writing from St. Elizabeth that shows up in the Office of Readings. Other guests include Steve Ray on mercy and grace in the Bible, and Fr. Frank Donio with more thoughts on Pope St. John Paul II’s letter to the Church in America. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2022-11-07
St. Irenaeus in the Catechism, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. John Gavin to talk about more of St. Irenaeus of Lyon and his influence on the Catechism. Other guests include Dr. Matthew Bunson on issues important to Catholics in battleground states, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more.