The Catholic Church has many streams of income from mass collections to Priests getting donations for christenings, weddings offering masses etc. This country is in the midst of Austerity and poor and low paid workers in society are taking a hard hit. The Catholic Church has charitable status, should the Government look at changing this? The Catholic clergy have committed heinous crimes against the Irish people and Children in particular. Paying tax may show the people that they Church wants to contribute to Irish society? Is it time as a wealthy organisation like the Catholic Church showed solidarity with the Irish people and paid their faire share?