I am hearing that the final document from
#Synod2018, see paragraph 146 above, states that in the digital age there is a need to certify Catholic websites in order to verify if the groups are actually Catholic.
I can see it now:
Secretary: Don, there is someone on the phone from the Vatican.
Don: Hello, Don McClarey here.
Vatican Inquisitor: You write for a blog calling itself The American Catholic?
Vatican Inquisitor: Who gave you the right to call yourself that?
Don: The Lord God Almighty and the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
Vatican Inquisitor: (Thinking: I hate dealing with Americans!) No Bishop has authorized you to use this name?
Don: We never asked, and legally we do not have to do so.
Vatican Inquisitor: We want you to stop using the name.
Don: Who is we?
Vatican Inquisitor: The Church.
Don: All one billion of us?
Vatican Inquisitor: Are you going to stop calling yourselves The American Catholic?
Don: Well, for a formal answer I would have to consult with my co-bloggers but I am pretty sure that the answer would be no.
Vatican Inquisitor: Would that be your final answer?
Don: There might be an adjective tossed in before no.
Vatican Inquisitor: In that case we might take legal action.
Don: Just make sure that your attorneys contact me so I know who to counter sue.
Vatican Inquisitor: (Thinking: I really, really hate dealing with Americans!) Hangs up the phone.
Secretary: What was that about?
Don: Nothing of consequence. I am off to court, see you later.