The point of the following story is to make Catholics look like crazies who worship phantoms and fairies.
How many stories about the Catholic Church are there today? They could have covered the religious freedom issues, the Legion/Regnum Christi issues, etc.
Instead the cover Katie Holmes and this:
BTW - I am NOT saying that Mary appearing in a tree is impossible. I am saying it is highly unlikely. If you want to know more about Marian apparition - here are 10 things you ought to know.