SAN ANTONIO -- The Archdiocese of San Antonio said Monday that Deacon Pat Rodgers has died at the age of 67.

Rodgers, a longtime communications director of the archdiocese and executive director of Catholic Television of San Antonio, passed away Monday at the Nix Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

According to the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Rodgers got his first taste of being a communications representative for the Diocese when Archbishop Patrick F. Flores was held hostage in 2000.

Because of Rodgers' broadcast experience in radio and with the Catholic Television, he ended up talking with television and radio stations from around the country as the story unfolded.


Deacon Rodgers retired on in June 2015 after spending nearly two decades in the archdiocesan Department of Communication.

During his retirement, the Archdiocese said that Deacon Rodgers spent more time with his children and grandchildren. He and his wife, Kristine, were married for more than four-and-a-half decades.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

To read more about Deacon Rodgers, visit the Archdiocese of San Antonio website.