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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 2 │JAN. 10, 2021
For much of the year, Sunday is hardly a day of rest for players in the National Football League. That’s one reason that many NFL teams have chaplains. As the NFL playoff season is set to begin, three of these chaplains — all of them Knights — share their stories of bringing Christ to the athletes they serve.
Kansas City Chiefs chaplain Father Richard Rocha gives a blessing to Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker outside the team’s Arrowhead Stadium in December. Rocha has been a Knight since 1981, Butker since 2015.
 ‘Everything They Have’Father Chuck Dornquast was ordained a priest in 2015 and became the Catholic chaplain of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that same year. After a few giddy fan moments at the outset, he quickly came to a realization: “The players don’t need someone who’s going to give them special attention because they are top-notch athletes; they need someone who can love them as a father.” WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
 ‘A Ministry of Presence’Before entering seminary in 2009, Father Douglas Hunter worked for a decade as a police officer, giving him a unique perspective in his ministry not only as pastor of St. Roch Parish in Indianapolis, but as the chaplain of the Indianapolis Colts. WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
 ‘Coaching on God’s Team’Very few people have a Super Bowl ring or a World Series ring. Father Richard Rocha has both. A former football coach at the high school and college levels, Father Rocha has served as Catholic chaplain for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2017 and for the Kansas City Royals since 2006. WATCH VIDEO | READ MORE
KnightCast Episode 6 Now AvailableIf you have not yet viewed the latest episode of KnightCast, which premiered Jan. 6, it is available anytime at kofc.org/knightcast.
NFL Player Stands Up for LifeIn this clip from KnightCast Episode 2, Super Bowl XLVII champion Matt Birk discusses the role that his faith plays in his life, and his deeply personal and unapologetic commitment to defend life. WATCH CLIP
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