Salutations, I have a moral question on providing financial support for evangelical Christian friends.
I have a couple of evangelical Christian friends who are part of the staff of a college campus ministry as their full time jobs. As part of their job, they have to raise salary by asking people (like me) to provide them with financial support. I used to participate in this evangelical ministry, but I stopped once I came back home to the Catholic Church. (This church played a role in me returning to the Catholic Church.)
Now my friends have asked me to be one of their financial supporters. They are two of the most virtuous people I know. I want to support them but I do not know if it is morally acceptable to do so. I want to ask the board what the Church says about this. Would my support be forbidden by the Church? Where in Church law does it say yes or no?
As Pope Francis recently said, all Christians are brothers and sisters. So I feel in that sense, it may be okay.
However, there are some sentiments in this church that seem anti-Catholic. I know for a fact that people have left the Catholic Church to join this church, but I have to question how solid their faith was to begin with.
As a follow-up, if it is acceptable, would my support of them count toward my ~10% monthly tithing?
I believe that should be all the pertinent information. What do y’all think?
(I was not sure if this should go into this forum or Evangelization. Kindly let me know if I got it wrong.)