Michael Cain, Editor, DAILY CATHOLIC
Serving the duo role as MIR-A-CALL Center's Executive Director and editor of A CALL TO PEACE for over seven years, Michael Cain has the experience and talents to oversee such an undertaking. He serves in the trio role of MIR-A-CALL Center's Executive Director, as well as webmaster and editor of the DAILY CATHOLIC which supplanted the bi-weekly publication A Call To Peace, begun in 1990. His experience and talents to oversee such an undertaking as this encompass thirty years of editing, publishing and promotion. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 20, 1943, it was 1956 when Mike first met the Center's Spiritual Director Fr. Al Svobodny, OMI. Fr. Al was the Vocations Director for the Central Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the Order which was assigned to Mike's home parish of Assumption in Richfield, Minnesota. A year later, through Fr. Al's persistence, Mike entered the minor seminary in Carthage, Missouri. Seven years later, after completing his temporary vows at the Order's novitiate in Alton, Illinois, Mike, with help from his Novice Master, discerned that God had another mission in life for him. After college and an Air Force stint as an Information Officer during the Vietnam Conflict, Mike settled down in San Diego, California. It was there on January 18,1981 that he met his future wife Cyndi Kreke. Married on Mother's Day of that same year, the Cain's didn't truly realize God's plans in their life until their first pilgrimage to Medjugorje in May 1990. There, with Fr. Al as the pilgrimage group's Spiritual Director, they both experienced a life-changing conversion that has brought them to the apostolate of MIR-A-CALL Center, A CALL TO PEACE, and now the demanding schedule necessary for the DAILY CATHOLIC. Mike's twenty-eight years as journalist and editor for varied publications, as well as high-profile promotional work for numerous professional sports franchises paved the way for the transition from secular to religious work, finally fulfilling a longing to help people in the way Jesus and Mary desire...not the world. He and wife Cyndi have two sons, Kevin Michael, 16, and Kellin Joseph. 14.