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.
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Leonard DiLorenzo to talk about his new book, “The Chronicles of Transformation,” about the spirituality of Narnia. Other guests include Fr. Robert Nixon with more thoughts from St. Aloysius Gonzaga on the angels, 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...
Happy feast of St. Helena! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Liz Lev to talk about her legacy in art and architecture. Other guests include Gary Michuta on the origins of the Puritans, Dr. John Bergsma on the letter to Sardis in the Book of Revelation, and Kevin Prendergast on the effectiveness of medication in treating depression. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Andrew Petiprin from Word on Fire to discuss glimpses of holiness in children’s films. Other guests include Gary Zimak on the aftermath of Jesus calming the storm in Matthew’s Gospel, Fr. Philip Michael Tangorra on recent controversial statements from the Pontifical Academy for Life, and Dr. Kevin Vost with more ways to tie humility to the Cardinal Virtues. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Happy feast of St. Stephen of Hungary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk more about this great saintly king who serves as a model of Christian leadership. Other guests include Kris McGregor to discuss St. Augustine on leadership, Steve Ray on assumptions and ascensions in the Bible, and Dr. Marlon De La Torre on taking the risk to follow Jesus. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Happy feast of the Assumption of Mary! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell talk to Stephanie Mann, Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo and Mike Aquilina about how Christians have reflected on this mystery through the centuries. Other guests include Brendan Hodge from The Pillar on how the growing diversity in the College of Cardinals reflects the makeup of the universal Church, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Happy feast of St. Jane de Chantal! On todays’ show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the life and witness of this spiritual friend of St. Francis de Sales. Guests include Fr. Robert Nixon with more thoughts from St. Aloysius Gonzaga on the angels, Ken Craycraft on education and the common good, 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...
Happy feast of St. Clare of Assisi! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Danielle Bean to talk about what she has to say to women today. Other guests include pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast on what the example of permanent deacons can teach laypeople, and Rita Heikenfeld with tips for preserving herbs from your Bible garden. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Happy feast of St. Lawrence! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson and Liz Lev to discuss this great early Christian martyr and deacon. Other guests include Dr. Kevin Vost on humility and the Cardinal Virtues, and Karlo Broussard on what it means for Jesus to call Peter “the rock.” Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Happy feast of St. Edith Stein! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to talk more about her conversion, and the enormous intellectual and spiritual legacy she has left the Church. Other guests include Fr. Charles Fox on the power of the name of God, Kris McGregor with a letter from St. Clare from the Office of Readings, and Dr. Kevin Vost with more thoughts on the true nature of humility. Plus news, weather, sports and more...
Happy feast of St. Dominic! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss the life and witness of the founder of the Dominican Order. Guests include Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts on the Nicene Creed through the lens of the Church Fathers, Stephane Mann on how St. John Henry Newman preached about Mary before and after becoming Catholic, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, to share more thoughts from St. Aloysius Gonzaga about the angels. Other guests include legal and political analyst Ken Craycraft, 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...
Happy feast of St. John Vianney! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson and Dr. Kevin Prendergast to talk more about how the Cure of Ars is a model for pastoral care. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma on the letter to the church in Thyatira from the book of Revelation, and Rita Heikenfeld on how to make a burrito bar using Bible foods. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Kevin Vost to share more thoughts on how to understand the nature of true humility. Other guests include Fr. Philip MIchael Tangorra on what happens when a pope’s responsibilities are hampered by physical limitations, and Gary Zimak on what led Peter to step out of the boat. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Happy feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson to discuss more about this great Doctor of the Church. Other guests include Brendan Hodge from The Pillar on the latest Mass attendance numbers from Germany, Dr. John Cuddeback on time, work and leisure, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Last Sunday, July 24, the Church marked the Second World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. This weekend, in the interview segment of “Vatican Insider, I replay, in Part II, my conversation of last July with Catherine Wiley, grandmother and founder of Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) and Marilyn Henry who coordinates CGA in the United States. Both women are grandmothers and both have exceptional lives and stories.Catherine was truly the catalyst for this now annual World Day. For years, she had an idea, a dream that, after meetings with Vatican officials and Pope Francis, culminated in last year’s First World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. A great story of love and determination! And teamwork with Marilyn at her side!
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