Our Lady is obviously a fairly high-grade prophet. Nevertheless, even her miracle, as I pointed out in a previous post, was not entirely unconditional, as the possibility of the Second Coming occurring before it could not have been ruled out and Our Lady could not have prior knowledge of this ultimate event. The Fatima miracle perhaps represents a different category of prophesy than that which Charlie offered. In common with most private prophets, Charlie was predicting a consequence of human behaviour, behaviour which obviously might alter and therefore influence the likelihood of its consequence. This applies to the Chastisements which feature in so many approved private prophesies. These events are not inevitable but may be averted by sufficient prayer and repentance. The Fatima miracle, on the other hand, was an event independent of human behaviour and really took the form of a sign rather than being a consequence of anything. The notion of unconditionality is one to be careful of, as one could easily fall into the trap of Determinism (not to mention the kind of practical pitfalls outlined by Harper).