Famous Religious Conversions Knute Rockne

About the famous religious convert Knute Rockne what religion he converted from and to and why.


KNUTE ROCKNE, U.S. (Norwegian-born), 1888-1931.

Notre Dame football coach.

From: Lutheranism.

To: Roman Catholicism.

Why: Tired of being the "lone Norwegian Protestant among the Catholic Hibernians," Rockne joined the Catholic Church and surprised his son by converting in time for them to celebrate their First Communions together.

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