A marriage made in …

A marriage made in …

This one nearly made me spit my coffee on the monitor when I read it, especially the lead sentence. Boston College may try to merge with Weston School of Theology. Why?

Boston College, moving to strengthen its Catholic identity and take advantage of its recently acquired real estate in Brighton, is exploring a merger with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, a divinity school in Harvard Square that prepares Jesuit and Capuchin priests.

Strengthen its Catholic identity? Then why are they merging with Weston? Seriously, if you wanted to become more Catholic you would do well to avoid Weston, where heterodoxy is the rule rather than the exception.

It’s interesting, also, that Boston College, which is a putatively Catholic Jesuit university, would feel the need to strengthen its Catholic identity. After all, it is supposed to be Catholic by its very nature, isn’t it?