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Daybreak™ is a fresh, upbeat approach to morning prayer and devotions. Host Paul Sadek offers daily spiritual reflections to assist you as your day begins, including the Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, a teaching from the Holy Father, and more. The program also features readings from the series In Conversation With God by author Francis Fernandez-Carvajal, which makes generous use of the writings of our great saints.  These daily meditations on themes taken from the Mass readings for that day and the liturgical season will give listeners an inspirational start to their day.






The English translation of Antiphons, Invitatories, Responsories, Intercessions, Psalm 95, the Canticle of the Lamb, Psalm Prayers, Non-Biblical Readings from The Liturgy of the Hours © 1973, 1974, 1975, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation (ICEL); the English translation of Collects, Penitential Rite from The Roman Missal © 2010, ICEL. All rights reserved.

Psalm texts except Psalm 95 from The Psalms: A New Translation © The Grail (England), 1963. The Complete Psalms first published in 1963 by and available through Wm. Collins Sons & Co., Limited in North America through the Paulist Press Inc. and Collins + World.

English translations of Gloria Patri (Doxology), Te Deum, Benedictus, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis © 1988 English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC). Used by permission. 

Morning Air®

Morning Air®

Mon - Sat 7-11am ET/6-10am CT

Live, Toll Free Call-in


May 26, 2017

Dr. Matthew Bunson - Catholic News: Pope Francis, New Cardinals, President Trump, and More

Deacon Steven Greydanus - Decent Film Reviews

Alicia von Stamwitz - Mother Mary: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

Kim Morgan - How Our Vacation Disaster Stories Make the Best Memories

Bishop Donald Kettler - Manchester Bombins and Looking Ahead to Memorial Day

Msgr. Stuart Swetland - Memorial Day

Dr. Jim Schroeder - Low Tech Parenting: It's Possible and Promising

Lisa Duffy - Amoris Laetitia: One Year Later

Msgr. Daniel Mueggenborg - A Look Ahead to Sunday's Gospel Reading

Archbishop Bernard Hebda - The Joy of Ordaining 10 Men to the Priesthood


May 25, 2017

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk - Faith and Science: Pope Francis and Human Embryos

Fr. Matthew Gamber - Young Adults and the Church

Rhonda Martin - Talking to Your Kids About the Manchester Terrorist Attacks With a Deeper Psychological Understanding of How They Might be Feeling

Danielle Bean - 5 Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Bill Ulivieri - Economy and Investing: The Lord Giveth, the Lord Taketh Away

Fr. Christopher Hartley - Slaves in Paradise: A Priest Stands Up for Exploited Sugarcane Workers

Leo Battenhausen - Teenage Depression: What to Look For, and What To Do About It


May 24, 2017

Marge Fenelon - STOP. Name 5 Ways God Has Blessed You Already Today

Mark Abrams - Being A Catholic on Secular Radio

Ashley Noronha - News From Rome: Pope Francis Meets with President Trump

Emily Stimpson Chapman - The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet

Fr. Marcel Taillon - Pope Francis and the Gospel of the Day

Dave Durand - Success and Leadership

Bishop Donald Hying - The Holy Spirit

Bob Burnham - Little Lessons From the Saints

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger - Our Immaculate Mother


May 23, 2017

Dr. Peter Damgaard-Hansen - Marriage Counseling: Dealing with Doubt

Cristina Barba - The Culture Project: How to Reach a New Generation of Catholics

Fr. Rocky - Answers Your Faith Questions

Fr. Robert McTeigue - True or False: Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

Dawn Eden - How the Church Offers Mass Through the Priest

Mark Mastroianni - TechTuesday


May 22, 2017

Keaton Douglas - The Holy Rosary as a Tool of Evangelization

Homily Hightlights

Sr. Bridget Haase - Monthly Moments from Pope Francis: Mary Our Mother

Fr. Burke Masters -Reflection on Sunday's Homily and the Gospel of the Day

Jennifer Rey - Dynamic Catholic: 5 Million Rosaries for America

Fr. James Locacz - The Importance of Senior Priests

Leila Miller - 8 Things the Catholic Church Teaches on Divorce

Bob Sylvain - Summer Camps

Mark McCann - Getting Real with Reconciliation: The Essence of Making a Good Confession

Danielle Heckenkamp - Teaching Children to Change the World Through Respect, Manners, and Love

Morning Air® with John Harper is designed to inform, inspire, and entertain you as your day gets started, all from a distinctly Catholic perspective. From coverage of breaking news stories and social issues to conversations about parenting and personal finances, we bring a balanced perspective rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church. Whether it’s a live report from the first responders to a natural disaster, a conversation about bioethics, or parenting tips for the new millennium, you can count on lively discussions about things that matter to you as well as accurate information about the Catholic Church and Her teachings that you won’t hear anywhere else.

Don’t miss “Glen’s Story Corner”, with Glen’s warm delivery of touching, inspiring, and uplifting true stories and parables. You can find Glen's Story Corner transcipts HERE.

Inspiring, informative, funny, touching, and always family-friendly, join us for Morning Air and start your day right.