Gianna Talone Sullivan claims to have visions of the Virgin Mary.

I am not one of those immediate skeptics that thinks that any and all visions or claims of apparitions are de facto frauds if they don’t rhyme with Fatima. With that said, I am not a maroon or a gull a bull. The following strains credulity.

Ms. Sullivan has the distinction of have a achieved a rare kibosh from the local diocese.

On September 8, 2000, the Archdiocese of Baltimore issued a statement with the approval of Cardinal William H. Keeler, indicating that it “finds no basis” for the alleged apparitions and messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary which Gianna Talone-Sullivan claimed to receive during the Thursday evening prayer services at St. Joseph in Emmitsburg.

In the wake of the latest “message” from that seems rather prescient.

Let me stipulate that while I am confident that we will soon be on the receiving end of some very serious biblical comeuppance, I have my doubts as to whether the Blessed Mother would describe things this way. (guvment conspiracy included for no charge.)

Children, for the last 20 years I have oftentimes spoken of “change.” I have told you that there is no time for fear; there is only time for change. You must know by now that I have recently spoken of an arising of “two suns.” When you see the two suns on the horizon, you must know that this is a time of change, a time of this new beginning about which I have spoken to you before. After you see the two suns, there is only a short time before you will see a tremendous change in weather. After this, as you know, there are more changes to come.

Children, God did not create only the Earth. God is the Creator of the cosmos, with its many galaxies, many orbits, different stars and different planets. God is the Creator! There are other planets like earth, far beyond your understanding.

I can tell you this: Even your governments and the Church authorities already have knowledge of the stars aligning and its implications upon you. You must not fear but must be prepared, primarily spiritually.

After awhile, you will see a time when there is another body in orbit around your solar system, coming between Earth and the Sun and leading to tremendous devastation. Approximately 60-70% of the world’s population, as you know it, will cease. Of those who survive, 60% of them could die of disease and starvation.

But I can assure you that secretly those in governmental positions around the world and Church authorities all know.

I didn’t know that there would be math involved. Ok, let’s see. multiply six billion by .65. Take the result and divide by…. carry the one … and ummm. Anyway. Lotsa people in the cemetarial suburbs.

Hint to would be pseudo-prophets, the less specific you are the better. Verifiable results are not your friend. I don’t think, although I could be wrong on this, that Jesus uses his mother to send messages with the words “Approximately 60-70%”. Just not catchy enough.

Try for instance “The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.”

Now that has a certain style. “World to blow up Tuesday” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. If you are going to be a doomsday prophet, at least have some style.