George Hook 're-converted' to Catholicism before knee surgery
GEORGE Hook has revealed how he "re-converted" to Catholicism by taking daily Communion during his recent stint in hospital.
The veteran broadcaster said he took the opportunity to re-connect with his faith while undergoing knee surgery in The Blackrock Clinic in Dublin.
The 73-year-old said: "I found it peaceful. I felt good about it. This has been coming. This was the opportunity and I'm glad."
The Cork-born presenter told Newstalk radio said receiving the Eucharist on a daily basis in his hospital bed filled him with a sense of calm.
He said: "It's a bit easier than getting up in the cold weather and heading off to your local church, but I found a strange sense of peace, I must say. He [the priest] arrived up and I said, 'I want to make Confession and it might take a while'. I got my penance, which was remarkably light, I must say, probably on the basis I promised to amend. Then I became a daily communicant."