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What Jim Caviezel Said To Women Who Had Abortions Made Him Break Down and Cry
Life News ^ | May 15, 2014 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 05/15/2014 3:57:44 PM PDT by NYer

“The Passion of the Christ” actor Jim Caviezel has a message about God’s mercy and grace — especially for women who have had abortions. Prepare to be changed.

Caviezel, famed for his role as Christ in The Passion of the Christ, and currently starring as the leading man in TV’s Person of Interest, is no stranger to being, well, different in Hollywood. From his publicly Catholic faith to his committed pro-life views, he stands in stark contrast to the typical movie star.

Caviezel’s personal life is even more remarkable than his incredible on-screen talent. Taking the road less traveled, Jim and his wife Kerri have adopted two children from China, both of whom had special needs.

Their first adopted child, Bo, came to the Caviezels after a traumatic first five years of life. The little boy had a brain tumor and had been abandoned before he was taken in by an orphanage and subsequently adopted by his loving parents. Bo is a remarkably boisterous child, and with the love he has received from Jim and Kerri, it is hard to believe that just a few short years ago he was struggling to survive in a hostile environment.

 

When asked how becoming a father had affected him, Caviezel told Catholic Digest, “Even though they’re adopted, it’s as strong as any instinct. That’s what blew me away. I always thought if I adopted that I wouldn’t have the same feeling [as I would] if they were genetically my own children. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

The actor told Catholic Digest in 2009 that being pro-life is more important to him than his career. He told the digest, “How are we so arrogant to think the 51.5 million babies who have died in this country… Look, I am for helping women. I just don’t see abortion as helping women. And I don’t love my career that much to say, ‘I’m going to remain silent on this.’”


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Jim Caviezel - Inspirational video
1 posted on 05/15/2014 3:57:44 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Catholic ping!


2 posted on 05/15/2014 3:58:06 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

**When asked how becoming a father had affected him, Caviezel told Catholic Digest, “Even though they’re adopted, it’s as strong as any instinct. That’s what blew me away. I always thought if I adopted that I wouldn’t have the same feeling [as I would] if they were genetically my own children. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

The actor told Catholic Digest in 2009 that being pro-life is more important to him than his career. He told the digest, “How are we so arrogant to think the 51.5 million babies who have died in this country… Look, I am for helping women. I just don’t see abortion as helping women. And I don’t love my career that much to say, ‘I’m going to remain silent on this.’”**

Wow! On both the adoption opinion and his remark about pro life being so important.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

This could get him fired from his show.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 4:01:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: NYer

The headline of this article doesn’t make sense, and it doesn’t seem to reflect the actual article. Which woman did he say what to anyway?


5 posted on 05/15/2014 4:01:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Salvation

Yes, Caviezel walks the walk!


6 posted on 05/15/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Which woman did he say what to anyway?”

Not only that I’m guessing women who get abortions are sociopaths. If they cry it’s for effect.


7 posted on 05/15/2014 4:04:48 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sun

Jim will probably be “bumped off” in the next episode. He is one tremendous man. Bob


8 posted on 05/15/2014 4:08:44 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Down the legions of years the invaders have taken this land And bent you to their will. Al Stewart)
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To: NYer

Very nice...


9 posted on 05/15/2014 4:09:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: alstewartfan

“..He is one tremendous man “

He certainly is.


10 posted on 05/15/2014 4:12:42 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: NYer

Definitely BUMP


11 posted on 05/15/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: alstewartfan

Caviezel is the real deal and has no problems telling the world about his Christian faith! It has hurt him in Hollywierd but I have heard him say he could care less. Making Passion of the Christ almost killed him, and I mean really kill him. He had a heartattack making the movie and was also struck by lightning a couple of times. Doctors told him that continuing with the movie might kill him, and he told his wife he was really to go home to be with the Lord if that’s what God wanted, and of course he finished the movie.
God bless Jim Caviezel.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 4:21:06 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: nickcarraway

His show is in the top five, I believe. They knew his views before they hired him.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 4:22:37 PM PDT by odawg
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To: NYer

Bttt.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 4:25:59 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: odawg

The producers might not care about his beliefs, but when the network is forced to cancel the show, what are they going to do?


15 posted on 05/15/2014 4:27:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: odawg

Not exactly top 5, but it does very good. It was a great POI season, have to catch up on a few episodes. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/05/13/tv-ratings-broadcast-top-25-the-big-bang-theory-tops-week-33-with-adults-18-49-ncis-with-total-viewers/263177/


16 posted on 05/15/2014 4:29:13 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: scripter

Jim Caviezel ping... FREQUENCY!


17 posted on 05/15/2014 4:30:12 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: alstewartfan
"Jim will probably be “bumped off” in the next episode."

They'll have to wait 'till next season to do that. The series will be back for its fourth season in the fall. Love the show.

18 posted on 05/15/2014 4:31:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: nickcarraway

No way. Les Moonves is the best out there. He has the best shows on TV at least the dramas. Jim is not going anywhere. Besides his beliefs have been known for a long time. He would not have “sex” with Ashley Judd in High Crimes because he was married. He was very vocal about his beliefs in The last Temptation of Christ which was WAY before Point of Interest. He is safe......don’t stay up worrying about him. HE WILL NOT BE FIRED!!!!!


19 posted on 05/15/2014 4:37:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
He would not have “sex” with Ashley Judd in High Crimes because he was married , and she probably has germs.

My daughter and I saw Jim Caviezel here in Charlotte some years back ... when I was expecting James, maybe? He's a real cutie. His wife also spoke.

20 posted on 05/15/2014 4:42:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Gen.Blather
My older sister...died at the age of 49..of a brain aneurysm.

She also got pregnant at the age of 15 or 16...back in the late 60's. I don't know all the details...and never was told everything. But I know my dad and my sister flew south across the border..and my sister had an abortion.

My sister wasn't a sociopath. She was just a kid...really.

You can say want you want to say....so be it.

21 posted on 05/15/2014 4:47:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

I don’t know about sociopaths but it is wrong and it is murder of a human life. I hope she regretted it enough to repent and seek salvation.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 4:49:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
I don't know...about the details.

My sister probably never knew I knew of it....

I don't think she had a choice in the matter frankly.

I'm sure she had many regrets. As I'm quite sure you and me do also..............

23 posted on 05/15/2014 4:53:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

“You can say want you want to say....so be it.”

I was thinking about the people who have had not one, not two but several abortions. Then there’s the woman recently in the news who filmed hers so she could tell people what a positive experience it is.

There was a time before abortions when you could adopt children and it didn’t cost $30,000. Why does it cost $30,000 to adopt but $695 to abort?

I am sorry for the pain your sister and family must have suffered.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: NYer

bkmk


25 posted on 05/15/2014 4:57:18 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: NYer

Thank you for the link, it was far more inspirational to me than any other information I’ve been able to accept on this forum.......


26 posted on 05/15/2014 5:06:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Osage Orange
Sorry to hear about your sister. Life can be tough.

When I became active in the national right to life movement, I met and consulted with the leaders at the time-- John Wilke, Wanda Franz, Olivia Gans, Carol Everett, Vince Rue and others. They all were serious and committed Christians.

One thing we all agreed upon immediately was that no one should ever presume to sit in judgment on a woman for having an abortion or even thinking about having one.

When I read the hatefulness of the self-righteous around here I wonder when they might decide to try a little Christianity themselves.

27 posted on 05/15/2014 5:12:00 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: latina4dubya
Jim Caviezel said:

"I always thought if I adopted that I wouldn’t have the same feeling [as I would] if they were genetically my own children. Nothing could be further from the truth."

A lot of people think like that. I don't understand that line of thinking but perhaps it's because they didn't adopt...

28 posted on 05/15/2014 5:14:30 PM PDT by scripter
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To: Gen.Blather
Thanks....I was just a 10 year old kid. I didn't know nothing from nothing....

My mom and dad...and my sister surely went thru hell though.>p> I was shielded from all of that, really. Although my mom chose to tell me about a few years later...

Looking back I could see she needed to tell someone...and that was me. I think it tore my mom and dad up....Funny how people cope with things.

My sister and I never spoke of it...ever.

FWIW-

29 posted on 05/15/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: NKP_Vet

He was great in count of monte christo remake as well. great actor.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 5:22:04 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: NYer

I love him in Passion and Person of interest boy that cliffhanger on Tuesday was awsome


31 posted on 05/15/2014 5:30:45 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: mass55th

They not going fire Jim he is main dude on the show he being follow by the govt on the show least Finch and Reese took bear the dog


32 posted on 05/15/2014 5:31:40 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Thanks....for that post.

My sister died in 2000....and I think of her fairly often. This thread and comments made me think of her....

I'm always torn...by folks that don't see people like themselves.

Thanks.........

33 posted on 05/15/2014 5:32:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: SMGFan

The first couple seasons of POS it was consistently in the Top 5. Then they killed off the female lead and the series has gradually lost viewers. I think it’s in it’s final days. Maybe one more season. When it was Caviezel saving the day with the help of the female cop it was a much better show. The script writers seem to running out of ideas now.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 5:44:35 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: NKP_Vet
The script writers seem to running out of ideas now.

Maybe they'll write in another female cop.

35 posted on 05/15/2014 6:01:26 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: NYer

What a wonderful man he is! Not your average Hollywood type.


36 posted on 05/15/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Osage Orange
Beginning Experience, a peer facilitated weekend for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one
37 posted on 05/15/2014 6:40:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Thanks...but I’m fine.


38 posted on 05/15/2014 6:41:51 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: alstewartfan

He’s one of two leading characters in the show. His views are well known. He’s not going to get bumped off “Person of Interest”.

And besides, the girls LOVE HIM!

And by girls, I mean old ladies like me.


39 posted on 05/15/2014 7:14:29 PM PDT by jocon307
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Self ping


40 posted on 05/15/2014 9:21:34 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Osage Orange

I just finished the book “The Orphan Masters Son,” which takes place in brutal North Korea.

When I read the following quote in it, I immediately thought of women who have had abortions.

“You do what you have to do to survive, but once you survive, you can’t live with what you’ve done.”


41 posted on 05/16/2014 3:49:08 AM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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