My husband and I were lifelong members of the LDS (Mormon church). For the past few years we have started to research the Mormon church and have realized how different it was from Christianity. Of the of core doctrines in the Mormon church was paying tithe.
Every baptized member (including children) are required to pay 10% of their income (for a child this would be from birthday money, babysitting money, etc.). At the end of the year everyone was required to attend “tithing settlement,” where you went in and met with your bishop and declared whether or not what you paid to the church was actually 10% of your income. As an adult, if you didn’t pay a 10% tithe, you weren’t allowed to go to the temple, among other things.
My husband and I have been to Mass for the past few months, and nothing has ever been mentioned about tithing. Is that the basket that they pass around during Mass? What does the Catholic Church teach in regards to tithe?