[quote="didymus, post:7, topic:267575"]
It means nothing in the real world of civil law. No one owns the trademark on Catholic, I don't think anyone should hesitate to use Catholic in a blog title unless they are purporting to teach doctrine. E.g., I follow; Roman Catholic Cop, The American Catholic, Darwin Catholic, &c. Do they all have to change they titles?
Nobody is talking about civil law, and OP's clearly was with regard to the "rules within the Church." If a Catholic undertaking wishes to proceed within the rules of the Church, it must receive authorization from the ecclesia before using the name "Catholic." It's pretty simple, really.
[quote="Sirach2, post:8, topic:267575"]
I disagree. When we register at CAF, for instance, we put our religious affiliation in our profiles specifically to identify us to others who read our articles/comments/blogs here.
Identifying oneself as "Catholic" is not the same as using the name "Catholic" in the title of a specific undertaking.
Of course, you are free to ...] consult a canon lawyer.
Good idea. Here's a quote from the Canon Law Society of America commentary on that canon:
"The use of the name "Catholic" could (at least) suggest tht a specific effort represents the Church itself or is officially accepted by the Church."