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Spirit Daily was established as a Catholic and spiritual news website in 2000. Its first and largest-ever headline, ironically, was the release of the third secret of
Fatima. It was dedicated later that year on September 29. It was established and is directed by Michael Brown with his wife, Lisa. His return to the faith in the early 1980s included an experience with the Archangel Michael (see "Prayer of the Warrior"). Lisa's return to the faith came in the early 1990s. Mr. Brown has been to more than thirty sites of alleged Marian apparition, as well as other holy sites in places like Israel, Fatima, and Lourdes. He has specialized in Catholic spiritual-phenomena reportage. Michael Harold Brown was born in St. Mary's Hospital in Niagara Falls, N.Y. March 5, 1952, with twin sister Maureen. He is the son of Harold and Rose Brown. Harold was a CPA and Rose was a school teacher. Brown attended 24th Street Grammar School, Gaskill Junior High School, Niagara Falls High School, and Fordham University, where he obtained a degree in communications, specializing in print journalism. Upon graduation he was hired as a general assignment reporter for The Binghamton, New York Sun-Bulletin. In 1976 he authored his first book, a journalistic and scientific look at those who claimed psychokinesis. In 1977 he rejoined The Niagara Gazette as a full-time reporter, covering outlying cities and towns and focusing on toxic-waste dumps in the towns of Lewiston and Porter. He then became the city hall reporter for Niagara Falls and a columnist. It was during this time that his focus turned to a toxic dump in the city itself, which soon became famous as "Love Canal." Through the grace of God, Love Canal grew into a major national and international story and sparked interest in the toxic waste problem. Michael also uncovered other toxic-waste threats. Michael's reporting was nominated for three categories of the Pulitzer Prize and drew a special award from the Environmental Protection Agency. President Carter declared Love Canal a national disaster. Michael then wrote a book for Pantheon (a division of Random House) entitled Laying Waste: The Poisoning of America by Toxic Chemicals, which was adapted for articles in The New York Times Magazine (three times), the Atlantic Monthly, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Family Weekly (now USA Today Magazine), and other magazines and major newspapers. The book drew many dozens of reviews and Michael appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including national ones such as Today, Nightline, and McNeil-Lehrer. He also wrote a book about air contamination called The Toxic Cloud. In the early 1980s, while writing a book about the Mafia, he experienced a dramatic return to his Catholic faith (detailed in his book Prayer of the Warrior). His other books include Witness (with Josyp Terelya), The Final Hour (his most well-known book), The Trumpet of Gabriel, The Day Will Come, The Last Secret, Secrets of the Eucharist, After Life, Seven Days With Mary, The Bridge to Heaven, Sent To Earth, The God of Miracles, Tower of Light, The Other Side (a current bestseller), a novel, The Seven, and a book about deceased and angels and demons, The Spirits Around Us. He and wife Lisa have three children, Elizabeth Grace, Joseph Michael, and Mary Rose and are founders of the Catholic news website, www.spiritdaily.com. They live near St. Augustine, Fl. Michael has traveled throughout Europe and other places researching apparitions of the Blessed Mother and spiritual phenomena.