By now you’ve probably heard of the standoff between the US bishops and the US government over a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires some Catholics to be covered.
This has led to the creation of a whole new set of religious exemptions, including the one that allows church-run parishes to be exempted from paying income taxes.
But is the exemption really about the church?
Or is it really about giving the church a tax break?
The real story behind the exemption is much more complicated than just tax breaks.
If you think the exemption was meant to give church-owned parishes an economic boost, you’re sadly mistaken.
In the US, parishes are generally responsible for most of their own income, and they have a huge incentive to provide services to their congregations.
When church parishes go bankrupt, that often means that church staff is forced to leave the church.
In this case, it means the parishes can’t pay for basic services.
The idea behind the tax exemption was that it would give parishes a financial edge over other churches.
It would allow them to attract talented staff, to expand their ministries and to expand the size of their parishes.
It’s the same reason why the Catholic Church provides tax exemptions to some of its members.
But if you’re concerned about the impact of the exemption on churches that have been run by laypeople for years, you’ll have to go back a little further.
In the 1970s, there were several different attempts to have the church-controlled parishes exempted from the federal income tax.
A second attempt, spearheaded by the American Federation of Churchmen, failed in the Senate.
The idea of a tax exemption for parishes, which is not supported by the federal government, was then revived by the Catholic Bishops Conference.
In its original proposal, the bishops said that parishes should receive a $200 tax credit for each diocese they owned.
But the idea was that parish members should also be exempt from paying any federal income taxes on their incomes.
The bishops said in a 1979 press release:If we can provide a benefit for parish assets and services, we will support the parish as a whole.
But to do so we must respect the tax laws of the United States and the federal estate tax, which would apply to the income and assets of the dioceses.
The bishops proposed that parities be exempt in this case.
The final version of the tax proposal that was voted on in 1980 had the following provisions:The bishops’ plan also included exemptions for parochial schools and for other non-profit organizations, which are typically run by religious organizations.
The bishop suggested that parochials could be exempt if they were non-profits in order to avoid paying the federal death tax.
The final plan would exempt churches, but not churches that were not run by clergy, like the Catholic Worker, which runs a soup kitchen in New York City.
The proposal was defeated by a vote of 52 to 40.
The church-government split was also very close.
In 1985, Pope John Paul II approved a second tax exemption that gave parishes another $200 a year.
But this time, parish staff would also be allowed to receive the credit, which was not paid to parishes that had been run for a long time.
The Church’s own proposal to exempt parishes in 1987 included a provision that allowed parishes run by non-religious workers to be exempt, if they did not use the tax credits for any of their services.
In 1992, Pope Paul VI approved another tax exemption in a proposal to allow the exemption for church-operated schools.
The proposal was called the “church tax,” and it provided an incentive for parsecs to pay the taxes.
However, it was defeated in the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 242 to 205.
In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI approved a similar tax exemption, but this time it was for religious schools run by nuns and priests.
The Catholic Church is the world’s largest religious institution, and it has a vast amount of power over its parishes and diocesan institutions.
In theory, the church is supposed to pay taxes to the federal and state governments.
But in practice, the Church has a lot of power, and parishes often don’t pay much in taxes.
In addition to paying tax, parsec is also responsible for paying for many of the services it provides to their congregation.
That includes the provision of food and shelter.
However and when the parsec needs to provide those services, they have to pay their own expenses.
That means that some parsec members have to work part-time jobs to provide the same services.
It can also mean that the parlors are not as profitable as they should be.
In response to this problem, the Vatican has created a special commission to investigate the causes of church bankruptcies.
The commission has said that the church’s financial problems