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The Catholic Church does not forcibly take money from anyone (exception is the bizarre case of Germany, where all the churches -- Catholic, Lutheran, whatever -- |
have a sick tax arrangement with the government). It is the Lord who commands tithing, dating back to the law of Moses, but it's a matter between each person and God; the Church cannot coerce, but only encourage.
I don't know about other dioceses, but in my own, the bishop says tithing can include more than just contributions to the local parish and diocese. So in my own personal accounting, I count as part of "tithing" my contributions to all kinds of things I see as part of building God's kingdom, from Lila Rose's Live Action organization and my local crisis pregnancy center, to disaster relief and sponsoring children in developing countries.