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.
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/05/2021 - Bob Destro, Fr Hezekias Carnazzo, Ken Craycraft, Deacon Steven Graydanus and more!
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Bob Destro, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, to discuss the importance of Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, which begins this morning. Other guests include Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and Fr. Jonathan Duncan to preview the Sunday Mass readings, Tony Tighe on defending Mary on Social Media, Ken Craycraft with the latest on the Equality Act’s threats to religious liberty, and Deacon Steven Greydanus to review the new Disney movie Reya and the Last Dragon. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/04/2021 - Mallory Smyth, Mark Hard, Dr Kevin Yost, Kevin Prendergast, Rita Heikenfeld and more!
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mallory Smyth to talk about her book “Rekindled: How Jesus Called Me Back to the Catholic Church and Set My Heart on Fire.” Other guests include Mark Hart on how to have a holier family, Dr. Kevin Vost on St. Thomas Aquinas and Purgatory, pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on the psychological benefits of reflecting on your own death, and Rita Heikenfeld from abouteating.com with more meatless meal ideas for Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/03/2021 - Happy feast of St. Katherine Drexel!
Happy feast of St. Katherine Drexel! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this American saint from a philanthropic family who started schools and orphanages across the United States. Other guests include Toufic Baaklini from In Defense of Christians with an update on the ongoing unrest in Lebanon, Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to look at Pope Emeritus Benedict’s recent comments about his resignation from the papacy, Maryann Love on how Christians in Iraq are preparing for the visit of Pope Francis to their country, and Gary Zimak with more thoughts on how to give up worry for Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/02/2021 - Fr Mark Morozowich, Dr Dan Kuebler, Gary Michuta, Dr Ryan Hanning and much more...!
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Mark Morozowich to help understand some of the backdrop of the Holy Father’s apostolic visit to Iraq. Other guests include Dr. Dan Kuebler on transhumanism and the secular desire for conversion, Gary Michuta on why the Book of Esther is different in Catholic and Protestant Bibles, Dr. Ryan Hanning on obedience as a habit, and Steve Ray on chairs and thrones in the Bible. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 03/01/2021 - Welcom to March (the month dedicated to St. Joseph)
Welcome to March, the month dedicated to St. Joseph, in this special year honoring St. Joseph! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Rob Judge of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to talk about some exciting news for the 200th anniversary year of her death. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Columbus on This Week in Catholic History, David Kissell and Ryan Lopez from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s stewardship office to discuss stewardship and almsgiving, Stephanie Mann to continue our series on St. Thomas More and The Sadness of Christ, and Sarah Christmyer to reflect on Psalm 32, one of the seven major penitential Psalms. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/26/2021 - Ken Craycraft, Daniell Bean, Bobby Schindler, Fr Hezekia Carnazzo and more...
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome legal and political analyst Ken Craycraft to talk about the Equality act and efforts to confirm Xavier Becerra as the next head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Other guests include Danielle Bean on almsgiving as a family, Bobby Schindler on how COVID protocols in some areas have disproportionately affected the medically vulnerable, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and Fr. Jonathan Duncan to preview the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday in Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/25/2021 - Ken Craycraft, Danielle Bean, Bobby Schindler, Fr Hezekias Carnazoo, and more...
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome legal and political analyst Ken Craycraft to talk about the Equality act and efforts to confirm Xavier Becerra as the next head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Other guests include Danielle Bean on almsgiving as a family, Bobby Schindler on how COVID protocols in some areas have disproportionately affected the medically vulnerable, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and Fr. Jonathan Duncan to preview the Mass readings for the 2nd Sunday in Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/24/2021 - Fr Philip Michael Tangorra, Steven Howard, Dr Holly Ordway, Robert Tunmire and more..
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to reflect on the legacy of recently retired Cardinal Robert Sarah. Peter guests include Steven Howard from In Defense of Christians on the ongoing struggles of Coptic Christians, Dr. Holly Ordway on a Lenten poem by 19th century writer Christina Rosseti, Robert Tunmire on a new online streaming video service for Catholic men, and Gary Zimak to continue our series on giving up worry for Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/23/2021 - Happy Feast of St Polycarp...!
Happy feast of St. Polycarp of Smryna! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about the first reliable account of a Christian martyrdom outside the New Testament. Guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, on the role of affirmation in spiritual direction, Mike Aquilina on the history of Lent in the early Church, Dr. Ryan Hanning on making a habit out of humility, Joseph Pearce on Christ figures in Lord of the Rings, and Steve Ray on jokes and riddles in the Bible. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/22/2021 - Happy Feast of the Chair of St Peter!
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr Matthew Bunson to talk more about why the Church would have a feast day for a piece of furniture. Other guests include Sarah Christmyer to begin a series on the penitential Psalms for Lent, Stephanie Mann on St. Thomas More’s “The Sadness of Christ,” Bear Woznick on why theology is for everyone, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/19/2021 - Dr Matthew Bunson, Tommy Tighe, Mark Hart, Ken Craycraft and more
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN’s Doctors of the Church series to look ahead to this weekend’s feast of St. Peter Damian. Other guests include Tommy Tighe on dispelling myths about Catholic teaching on Mary in our social media conversations, Mark Hart to discuss his new book on holiness in family life, Ken Craycraft on the ongoing legal questions regarding state COVID restrictions and religious liberty, and Emily Jaminet on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus during Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/18/2021 - Dr Matthew Bunson, Tommy Tighe, Mark Hart, Ken Craycraft and more..
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN’s Doctors of the Church series to look ahead to this weekend’s feast of St. Peter Damian. Other guests include Tommy Tighe on dispelling myths about Catholic teaching on Mary in our social media conversations, Mark Hart to discuss his new book on holiness in family life, Ken Craycraft on the ongoing legal questions regarding state COVID restrictions and religious liberty, and Emily Jaminet on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus during Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/17/2021 - Welcome to Lent!
Welcome to Lent! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to discuss the station churches in Rome for Ash Wednesday, and Dr. Regis Martin to discuss the T.S. Eliot poem of the same name. Other guests include Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to discuss the significance of Lent being 40 days, Dr. Jim Schroeder on the benefits of detachment, and Gary Zimak to kick off our series on giving up worry for Lent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/16/2021 - Best of SRMS!
The Best of the Son Rise Morning Show!
Son Rise Morning Show - 02/15/2021 - Kevin Schmeising, Mike Aquilina, Dr Regis Martin, Fr Frank Donio and more...
On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk more about this apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who served as spiritual director to St. Margaret Mary Alacocque. Guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Mike Aquilina on a new resource that looks at the Scriptural roots of the Mass, Dr. Regis Martin on the difference between human love and divine love, and Fr. Frank Donio on a framework for living spiritual disciplines as Lent begins this week. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...