Religious life calls Air Force vet who once produced nuclear weapons

Salesian Sr. Jennifer Kane is a living conversion story, who has gone, she said, from "bombs to Bibles."

A 16-year military veteran who at one time was a missile systems engineer working on intercontinental nuclear weapons, Kane is preparing to make her first profession of vows with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in August.

How does someone make the conversion?

"By the grace of God, that's the only thing I can tell you," Kane told the Catholic Courier, newspaper of the diocese of Rochester. She said her vocational path "is long and it is crazy."

Consolidated NY hospital retains Catholic identity

ELMIRA, N.Y. -- St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira has formally agreed to align with Arnot Ogden Medical Center in a merger that will enable St. Joseph's to retain its Catholic identity while consolidating with the secular hospital.