Myself and some others are starting an apostolate/lay ministry in order to reach out to others about the Catholic faith. Currently it will provide an online presence for people to submit prayer requests as well as find solid Catholic resources, with a further vision to put on retreats and develop a retreat center.
Does anyone know what the legality or business requirements we need?
Currently its only a website with links to other resources, and an opportunity to submit prayer requests. There is nothing we are “publishing” so I wasn’t sure about business/non profit registration or copyright information since we are just linking the sites. We are also putting a disclaimer on the site stating we are not responsible for outside resource information and third party endorsements but rather we are a resource to provide links, and to contact us via email if there are any links not upholding the Magisterium.
Also, do we need to contact the local bishop or can we start the online presence without official church approval? I figured if it was a resource for faith / lay ministry we could go ahead with it.