Apparently the Baltimore Archbishop is afraid of some competition in the speaking for imaginary friends arena:
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP)—The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore has told a Pennsylvania woman to stop disseminating messages that she claims she receives from the Virgin Mary.
The warning in a pastoral advisory from Archbishop Edwin O’Brien marks an escalation of the church’s efforts to silence Gianna Sullivan of rural Fairfield, Pa. It warns Sullivan not to talk or write about the alleged apparitions anywhere within the archdiocese, which includes Baltimore City and nine Maryland counties.
The archdiocese concluded in 2000 that the alleged visions were not divine and barred Sullivan from delivering them at an Emmitsburg church. The Vatican upheld that decision in 2003.
Sullivan now delivers her messages at monthly gatherings at a conference center in Frederick County.
No word on what they plan to do if she keeps it up, but it’ll probably involve sending some priests over to threaten her children. Please, think of the children.