In an article on a Filipino news site about the drain of priests from the Philippines to other countries, there is the following reference: “He added that the Boston Archdiocese, the richest Catholic archdiocese in the world, is closing down 65 parishes because of poor attendance.” The richest in the world? I seriously doubt that. In what way is it the richest? Certainly not in terms of dollars in the bank, number of Catholics, or even value of property. I would suggest that New York and Los Angeles outrank Boston in those terms, and that doesn’t even include consideration of Milan, the largest diocese in the world, or Rome.