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The position your husband is taking is a common one. First to your tithing question that Catholic Answers does a wonderful job of explaining.
[color=green:2nh95bla]Although the Church teaches that offering some form of material support to the Church is obligatory for all Catholic adults who are able to do so, it doesn’t specify what percent of one’s income should be given. Remember, tithing was an Old Testament obligation that was incumbent on the Jews under the Law of Moses. Christians are dispensed from the obligation of tithing ten percent of their incomes, but not from the obligation to help the Church.[/color:2nh95bla]
As to your husbands statement about [i:2nh95bla]”churches being in it for the money”[/i:2nh95bla].Such a conspiracy theory is not something that many people take as a serious objection. I think the root of the problem may have nothing to do with his theory. But I wouldn’t know until I talked to him.
Hope that helped.