Must I tithe to my parish?

My parish has requested that all parishioners tithe. Lately, I have wondered what becomes of the funds. Primarily, I am concerned that the money may go to support priests who have been found guilty in recent scandals.

Is it possible for me to give to other charities in place of tithing to my church where there may be a chance that the money goes to support people who have been convicted of crimes?

I realize this is a sensitive subject. Thank you for your patience.


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