Are we required to tithe?


My dh and I have been tithing for many years now, but it has been brought up among some Catholic friends of ours that tithing is not even a requirement. Is tithing only supposed to be done if you are “called” to it, or can “afford it”? We definitely feel called, but we are living month to month, and by the grace of God and giving to Him first, He pulls us through each month. TIA!
Katie <><



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