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Archbishop Chaput, Jim Caviezel, Scott Hahn to speak at FOCUS Student Conference in January

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Archbishop Chaput, Jim Caviezel, Scott Hahn to speak at FOCUS Student Conference in January

Denver, CO (FOCUS) - Just one month before the release of Mel Gibson's coming film, The Passion of Christ, the star of the film, Jim Caviezel will make a special appearance as the keynote banquet speaker for the 2004 FOCUS National Student Leadership Conference, January 16-18, 2004 in Denver, CO. A clip of the film will be shown for the hundreds to over a thousand college students expected to attend the conference from around the country. "The glory of God is man fully alive." (St. Irenaeus) is the theme the sixth annual FOCUS Conference will take throughout the weekend at the Denver Marriott City Center. FOCUS, the Fellowship Of Catholic University Students, is an outreach program designed to help college students incorporate the Catholic faith into their daily lives. At the conference, students will hear talks from prominent Catholic speakers, enjoy live entertainment and meet other students who share the same faith from across the country.

Speakers also include Curtis Martin, President and founder of FOCUS, Dr. Scott Hahn, author, speaker and professor, Tim Gray, Director of the Catholic Biblical School in Denver, Dr. Edward P. Sri, author and professor and Dr. J. Reyes, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Christendom College.

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In addition, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Denver, Archbishop Edwin Fr. O'Brien, Archbishop of Military Services, Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, WI and Bishop Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs will be celebrating mass and presenting breakout sessions at the conference. Two student leaders will be presented with the St. Francis and St. Clare awards for excellence, in the form of a scholarship from FOCUS.

Students and FOCUS staff members across the country are preparing now to attend the FOCUS National Student Leadership Conference, with the title, "Choose Life". With her rake and garbage bags in hand, Sarah Keller, FOCUS staff member, rings the next doorbell on the block. She and 20 students from Illinois State University have dedicated their Saturday afternoon to raking yards, mowing lawns and helping with afternoon chores all over the city for a small donation. They, like hundreds of other college students across the country, are raising money to make their way by plane, caravan and even a 24 hour bus ride to Denver, CO to attend the January conference.

The FOCUS program, in its sixth year of operation, exists on 18 campuses in 10 states, with plans to expand to several new schools in 2004-2005.

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