News & Press Room

At FOCUS we appreciate our relationships with the media. Below are some resources to help you with your stories. To schedule an interview with any of our missionaries regarding our impact on campus, or with our founder and CEO, Curtis Martin, contact Leslie Rowe, Media Relations: [email protected].


FOCUS In the News


Denver Catholic shared the stories of three CU Boulder graduates, including Fr. Galvin (former FOCUS missionary) and Fr. Flores (former FOCUS student alum): Diamond in the rough: Priests find faith and vocations at CU Boulder

Catholic Review published an article about the upcoming conference featuring Curtis Martin: Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Maryland opens registration for March conference

SEEK23 Coverage

Catholic News Agency published several articles, including ones highlighting SEEK23 speakers they interviewed: 

  • Catholic speakers at SEEK23 remember Pope Benedict XVI on the day of his burial
  • Young Catholics converge at SEEK23: ‘I love seeing people fall in love with Jesus
  • Meet me in St. Louis: SEEK24 to return to ‘Rome of the West’
  • Interview with Chika Anyanwu and Fr. Josh Johnson: Catholics reflect on racial reconciliation in U.S. Church: ‘We must be rooted in prayer’
  • Interview with Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck and Sister Miriam James Heidland: Hanging up the jersey: What happens when God calls an athlete away from sports?
  • Interview with Jason Evert: Rampant porn use causing ‘toxic lack of masculinity,’ Catholic speaker warns

  • National Catholic Register: The Church Is Young and Alive! FOCUS Gathers 17,000 Young Catholics at #SEEK23

    OSV NewsForetaste Of Heaven: SEEK23 Conference To Draw Thousands
    OSV News (subscriber only so the link is from Catholic Spirit): Pope Benedict placed Jesus Christ at the heart of church’s mission, say evangelizers

    Aleteia shared speaker Emily Wilson's video in an article: Over 17,000 young people sing “Salve Regina”

    SiriusXM Katie McGrady recorded 13 interviews onsite. It's subscription-based, but below are links for:

    Total Information Talk Radio (St. Louis) interviewed Curtis Martin: FOCUS has brought 17,000 people to STL for SEEK-23 conference

    St. Louis TV

    St. Louis Review

    Ex Corde (Benedictine): 17,000 CHEER FOR JESUS AT COLLEGE EVENT: SEEK23 MAKES HISTORY

    The Leaven (Archdiocese of KC, KS), article by Emily Lopez, lead consultant for adult evangelization: Young Catholics were created for precisely this moment

    The Leaven (Archdiocese of KC, KS), article by Benedictine student Jack Figge: Conference informs, renews college-age Catholics

    Catholic Philly shared an article written by Lucero Manzanares, who serves at Temple: SEEK23 brings heart of Gospel to thousands

  • EWTN/Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo interviewed Niru De Silva about SEEK23 and the Lenten Bible Study. His interview starts at 34:50':
  • https://avemariaradio.net/catholic-connection-01-13-2023-2/ 
  • EWTN/Sacred Heart Radio, Son Rise Morning Show, interviewed Niru De Silva about SEEK23 and the Lenten Bible Study. His interview starts at 1:49:30': https://soundcloud.com/sacred-heart-radio/son-rise-morning-show-20230112?in=sacred-heart-radio/sets/son-rise-morning-show-2023

  • Press Releases

    FOCUS Equips College Students to Engage the Abortion Issue in a Post-Roe Landscape with “Love Life” Video Series

    “SEEK23: You Are Called” Featured Tributes to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Inspiration from “The Chosen” Actor Jonathan Roumie

    “SEEK23: You Are Called” in St. Louis Invites People to Encounter Jesus and Share the Gospel

    Curtis Martin and Dr. Edward Sri to Host Bible Study on the Story of Salvation

    Emmy-nominated Artist Ben Rector Headlines “SEEK23: You Are Called”

    FOCUS Lifelong Mission Serves Post-collegiate Missionary Disciples

    “SEEK23: You Are Called” Invites Souls Seeking Holiness to St. Louis This Jan. 2 – 6

    FOCUS Greek and Varsity Catholic Form Virtuous Leaders

    FOCUS Missionaries Courageously Share Faith and Inspire Hope Around the World

    FOCUS Announces Changes in National Chaplain Corps

    Bishop David Kagan Begins the Process for the Canonization of Michelle Christine Duppong

    SEEK22 Encourages 22,000+ to Know Christ and Fulfill His Great Commission



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