Michael William O’Malley

Author Michael William O’Malley was born in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada in 1948. He was educated in a variety of courses, attending 4 different Canadian universities for 6 years of instruction, and one year in a Catholic seminary training for the priesthood. He studied primarily English Literature at the University of Guelph, Social Work at the University of Calgary, and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo and the University of St. Jerome’s College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mike also has a diploma from Conestoga College in Canada in carpentry, and enjoys building and renovating. He worked with his hands in construction and cabinet making for years, and also worked as a young man in the Hamilton factories, and as a farm laborer in the Ontario tobacco harvest. An adult convert to the Catholic Church in 1975, his formation in Catholic spirituality was at Resurrection College, the Catholic seminary.

In philosophy he is a Thomist, following the principles of the great Catholic philosopher and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas. In his social work counseling career he worked primarily with dysfunctional families, crisis pregnancy, and in the field of addictions. In literature, his favorite novelists are Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Dickens, and Joyce. Mike is married to a Filipina, Elizabeth Christian Cruz, the two forming a husband and wife team as writer and publisher of pro-life books. Mike has been an active member of the pro-life movement for 30 years, and spent the last 5 years since his retirement in the private study of novel writing, the publishing industry, and the world of computers and the internet. For recreation Mike enjoys reading, swimming, ball room dancing, and walking on the beach with his wife and their golden retriever Sunshine.

Elizabeth Christian Cruz O’Malley

Publisher Elizabeth Christian Cruz O’Malley was born in Sta. Ana, Manila Philippines in November 1965. She was a Business Administration graduate in 1987 at the Philippine School of Business Administration Manila, and worked with Far East Bank and Trust company for 7 years, holding the position of Special Services Clerk, Marketing Assistant/Bank Trader and as a Credit Analyst. She then did post graduate study at the University of the Philippines Masters In Communication Arts Broadcasting major in 1995-2000. At the university she worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Pahinugod Volunteer Center, and as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Department of Student Affairs.

During her graduate work at the State university, she was offered a job at the Maritime Training Council as English Instructor for Officers on board that paved the way for international work assignments. She worked as a Corporate Trainer for English and Values Formation courses on board passenger cruise lines like Carnival Cruise Lines and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, where her last position was that of Night Auditor.  She also taught English courses at the Manila Doctors College, STI College, OFW–Overseas Family Workers Club, founded by the former Ambassador Roy V. Seneres, and at several language and training  centers in Manila, Philippines during offshore assignments.

With great love for the arts and literary masterpieces such as those of Shakespeare, Whitman, Browning, Bacon, and D.H. Lawrence etc., she was recognized as a member of the International Poet Society in Maryland, USA, with her poem MASK included in the The Fountain Of Peace 2001 edition. Her poems were regularly featured in Far East Bank Notes during her stay in the bank. She was also the Literary Editor for and staff member of the New Business Journal PSBA-Manila school organ  from 1984-1987

An active parishioner in her hometown, Paranaque City, Philippines  at the Mary Queen Of Apostles Parish church in and community as a Commentator/Lector and choir member for more than 20 years, she represented the parish as a World Youth Delegate in 1995 during Pope John Paul II’s 2nd visit to the Philippines. She participated in volunteer work mandated by the Daughters Of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, Paranaque City chapter during the national elections in 2004, and was involved with several socio-civic cause oriented movements and organizations such as the  Apostleship of the Sea, Manila chapter.

She is happily married to Michael O’Malley since 2007, and a  teammate for their pro-life mission work as his Publisher at the Gospel of Life Centre. At present, she is also very active in her new Catholic parish as a Rosary Advocate, Special Eucharistic Minister, Parish Pastoral Council member, and Lector. She loves walking their dog Sunshine with Mike, dancing, communing with nature, photography, reading inspirational articles, singing, cooking and hosting parties for family and friends.