July 7, 2000, on behalf of Bishop Mathew H. Clark, the diocese announced:

1) That John Leary had mistaken the "normal workings of the mind in the processes of mental prayer for supernatural locutions."
2) That the "locutions" are human in origin, not divine.
3) That a Preface must be included in all newly printed or reprinted material, such warning the readers that the material contains a number of doctrinal errors.