I've run into the argument a few times recently concerning the Protestant "faith" verses the Catholic "good works" view on how to achieve salvation. From what I was reading it was implied, but not stated, that "good works" generally was considered to boil down to "how much money did you give to the Church?" What's the real deal about that? I was raised Catholic, but stopped going to church as an adult. So I don't recall anything a priest may have said during mass. But it seems to me that the "faith" version is at least as corruptible as the "good works" version. And were I god, I would care more about actions han anything else.