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.
2021-11-26 - “Leftovers” in the Bible, thoughts on consumerism and wealth for Black Friday and more!
Nov 26, 2021
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and so Matt and Anna welcome Rita Heikenfeld back on the Son Rise Morning Show to highlight where we find “leftovers” in the Bible, and to share some ideas for what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Since it’s Black Friday, Fr. Sebastian Walshe discusses the role of wealth and consumerism in the formation of our children. Plus, Leah Libresco Sargant on the importance of sharing your grief with others.
2021-11-25 - A Son Rise Thanksgiving Special: Getting ready for the Thanksgiving feast with Rita Heikenfeld’s last minute recipes, Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo’s reflection on the readings for Mass… and more!
Nov 25, 2021
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.
2021-11-24 - The theology of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” what suffering in Purgatory is like, and more!
Nov 24, 2021
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Philip Michael Tangorra to talk about the theology behind the Advent hymn “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Other guests include Sr. Danielle Victoria from the Daughters of St. Paul to talk about their new Advent journal, Karlo Broussard from Catholic Answers on what suffering is like in Purgatory, and Sarah Bassil from In Defense of Christians about Nigeria being removed as a country of particular concern by the State Department. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-23 - Celebrating the feast of Pope St. Clement I, lepers and leprosy in the Bible, and more!
Nov 23, 2021
Happy feast of Pope St. Clement! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to share about one of the first successors of St. Peter. Other guests include Steve Ray on lepers and leprosy in the Bible, Dr. John Cuddeback on a Catholic understanding of wealth, and Fr. John Burns to discuss his latest resource for the upcoming season of Advent. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-22 - Celebrating the feast of St. Cecilia, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Nov 22, 2021
Happy feast of St. Cecilia! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell discuss this early Christian martyr who is the patron saint of musicians. Other guests include Fr. John Gavin to discuss what kind of bread we’re asking for in the Lord’s Prayer, Brendan Hodge on what Americans believe about the afterlife, and Kevin Schmiesing on the anniversary of the founding of a couple of religious orders on This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-19 - Previewing the Sunday Mass readings, Bob Dylan and Catholicism, and more!
Nov 19, 2021
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome legal and political analyst Ken Craycraft to discuss faith themes in the work of Bob Dylan. Other guests include Msgr. Charles Pope to talk about Messianic prophecy in the Book of Daniel, Brad Hahn from Solidarity Health Share with the latest on mandates and religious exemptions, and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston to preview the Mass readings for this weekend’s feast of Christ the King. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-18 - The latest from the USCCB Meeting, Thanksgiving recipes and tips, and more!
Nov 18, 2021
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell, welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson from EWTN News with the latest from the USCCB meeting in Baltimore. Other guests include Kevin Prendergast on the Holy Father’s prayer intention for November regarding those who suffer from burnout, Rita Heikenfeld to discuss cloves on Bible Foods, and Gary Michuta on how the incarnation of Jesus restores the order broken by Original Sin. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-17 - What is "Eucharistic coherence,” exposing the Christian genocide in Nigeria, and more!
Nov 17, 2021
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra to talk more about the concept of Eucharistic Coherence as the U.S. Bishops continue to meet this week in Baltimore. Other guests include Gary Zimak with more thoughts on how serving God leads to peace, Brandon McGinley on how secularism has religious characteristics, and Sarah Bassil from In Defense of Christians on the ongoing genocide of Christians in Nigeria. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-16 - Forgiveness as a Spiritual Work of Mercy, how the Christian view of the family revolutionized Rome, and more!
Nov 16, 2021
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Fr. Frank Donio from the Catholic Apostolate Center to discuss forgiving injuries willingly as a Spiritual Work of Mercy. Other guests include Steve Ray to discuss gluttony and drunkenness in the Bible, Mike Aquilina on how the early Church’s concept of the family was drastically different from pagan Rome’s idea of family, and thoughts on Sts. Gertrude the Great and Margaret of Scotland, who share a feast today. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-15 - Celebrating the feast of St. Albert the Great, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Nov 15, 2021
Happy feast of St. Albert the Great! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Kevin Vost, author of “St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason” to talk more about this great saint. Other guests include Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History, Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer, and Bear Woznick on the importance of loving God with our mind. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-12 - Previewing the Sunday Mass readings, Praying for the Holy Souls, and more!
Nov 12, 2021
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle to share more thoughts on praying for the Holy Souls during this month of November. Other guests include Ken Craycraft on how the kingship of Christ speaks to the idea of a wall of separation between Church and State, Danielle Bean from CatholicMom.com with thoughts on strengthening your marriage, 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 more...
2021-11-11 - Celebrating St. Martin of Tours and his connection to Veteran’s Day, praying for our servicemen and women, and more!
Nov 11, 2021
Happy feast of St. Martin of Tours, and Happy Veteran’s Day! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina and Stephanie Mann to talk about how St. Martin came to be the patron of soldiers. Other guests include Rita Heikenfeld with Thanksgiving recipe tips and why gratitude and hospitality are connected, Sarah Bassil on last weekend’s Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians, and Kevin Prendergast with some thoughts on veterans from his perspective on working for decades counseling people with military and first responder backgrounds. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-10 - Celebrating the feast of Pope St. Leo the Great, a Catholic baseball player headed to the Hall of Fame, and more!
Nov 10, 2021
Happy feast of Pope St. Leo the Great! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Mike Aquilina to discuss how Pope Leo faced down Attila the Hun, and Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra on his great work known as the “Tome of Leo.” Other guests include Ray McKenna from Catholic Athletes for Christ on their new documentary about future Hall of Famer Gil Hodges, and Joe Heschmeyer from Catholic Answers on what the Church does and doesn’t teach about indulgences. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-09 - Celebrating the feast of St. John Lateran, lions and bears in the Bible, and more!
Nov 9, 2021
Happy feast of the dedication of the Basillca of St. John Lateran! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome art historian Liz Lev to talk about why the Church marks a feast day for a building. Other guests include Fr. Boniface Hicks on spiritual desolation, TL Putnam from Verbum on the “Lord’s Day” in Scripture, and Steve Ray on lions and bears in the Bible. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
2021-11-08 - Celebrating the feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, This Week in Catholic History, and more!
Nov 8, 2021
Happy feast of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Anthony Lilles to talk about the life and spirituality of this French saint who was canonized in 2016. Other guests include Fr. John Gavin with more thoughts on the Lord’s Prayer, Stephanie Mann on why Armistice Day is tied to the feast of St. Martin of Tours, and Kevin Schmiesing with This Week in Catholic History. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
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