Lou Groen (above) came up with the sandwich idea (below) in the 1960s because he and his customers did not eat hamburgers on Fridays in Cincinnati. His legacy continues with his son and grandchildren (shown below, left to right): Grant Groen, Paul Groen, son of Lou and father of Grant and Erica, and Erica (Groen) Shadoin.
Lou Groen (above) came up with the sandwich idea (below) in the 1960s because he and his customers did not eat hamburgers on Fridays in Cincinnati. His legacy continues with his son and grandchildren (shown below, left to right): Grant Groen, Paul Groen, son of Lou and father of Grant and Erica, and Erica (Groen) Shadoin. (photo: Courtesy of the Groen family; sandwich, public domain)

McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and Cardinal Newman (3/16/2019)

Pope Francis approved a miracle last month that will make Blessed John Henry Newman a saint. This week on Register Radio, we talk the Register’s UK correspondent, Kevin Turley. Plus, more than 50 years after its invention, the Filet-O-Fish sandwich remains a staple for Catholics during Lent. Patti Armstrong tells us the history of McDonald’s sandwich.

Coronavirus, Catholic Schools (Aug. 1)

The COVID-19 pandemic has re-emerged as a major health crisis in the United States and around the world. How is the Church responding, and what can be done to keep parishioners safe as they worship? We talk with Dr. Timothy Flanigan, a Catholic deacon and infectious disease specialist at Brown University. Also, we’ve had a lot of news this week on Catholic schools, including an important op-ed by several important Church leaders reminding us that Catholic schools are worth saving. We talk with Register contributor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer.