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Jim Caviezel: Shamelessly Catholic
Catholic Exchange ^ | 03.01.04 | Nadia Pozo

Posted on 03/01/2004 5:01:54 PM PST by el_chupacabra

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1 posted on 03/01/2004 5:01:54 PM PST by el_chupacabra
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To: Salvation; NYer
I've got to believe this is a duplicate -- but I searched and found nothing.

I really enjoyed this article. I've seen the movie twice now and was moved beyond my very high expectations.

I pray for many blessings to all those who participated in making this film and hope that it inspires many to learn more about Jesus, His Church and His Mother.
2 posted on 03/01/2004 5:05:03 PM PST by el_chupacabra (I'm glad you were born.)
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To: el_chupacabra
You've got mail!
3 posted on 03/01/2004 5:16:12 PM PST by still lurking
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To: el_chupacabra
This one obviously won't make it into People . . . or even Parade--unless he can get out a story that he's really dying of AIDS or something.
4 posted on 03/01/2004 5:21:50 PM PST by madprof98
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To: el_chupacabra
Very interesting article, although I think the author of the article didn't quite get this part right:

" Gibson wanted an actor with the initials J.C. who was 33 years of age. Jim Caviezel fit the description."

I have heard this story told by both Jim Caviezel and Mel Gibson in different interviews. Just after Jim got the part, he said, "by the way, my intials are J.C. [well, I assume Mel could see that, lol] and I'm 33 years old." Mel reportedly joked, "you're freakin' me out kid" or words to that effect.

When Caviezel was interviewed on the Tonight show, he told Leno how Mel had seen him in the movie, "The Thin Red Line" and it was Jim's performance in that role that prompted Mel to choose him to portray Christ. Mel has been quoted as saying that he saw in Jim both a "childlike innocence" and "other world" quality (I'm paraphrasing). I would imagine that all those things played a part.

5 posted on 03/01/2004 5:29:09 PM PST by formerDem
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To: el_chupacabra
Wow, awesome article, so much to think about, thanks:)
6 posted on 03/01/2004 5:45:38 PM PST by OMalley
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To: el_chupacabra
Another freep-mail!
7 posted on 03/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST by still lurking
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To: el_chupacabra
Wonderful, beautiful article! I'm going to print out a copy for my 17-yr old son. From time to time, they have to bring in articles about their faith to discuss in theology class. Thanks for posting it!
9 posted on 03/01/2004 10:11:45 PM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: el_chupacabra
Great article and 1400 young adults.

I noticed quite a few young adults like 16 to 25 who attended a 4 PM Sat. Unheard of time for young people to go to a movie. And the majority were guys.
10 posted on 03/01/2004 10:14:40 PM PST by franky (Pray for the souls of the faithful departed. Pray for our own souls to receive the grace of a happy)
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To: el_chupacabra; *Catholic_list; father_elijah; nickcarraway; SMEDLEYBUTLER; Siobhan; Lady In Blue; ..
Catholic Discussion Ping!

Please notify me via Freepmail if you would like to be added to or removed from the Catholic Discussion Ping list.

11 posted on 03/01/2004 10:32:43 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: el_chupacabra
Bumpus ad summum
12 posted on 03/01/2004 10:45:08 PM PST by Dajjal
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To: franky
My 17-yr old went with about 10 of his friends, and afterwards my husband and I had the privilege of entertaining them afterwards at our house. It was a wonderful time of discussion! I still haven't seen it yet, but will soon. Have a few other concerns I have to take care of first (sick child). I will get to go when the time is right.
13 posted on 03/01/2004 10:56:58 PM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: sandyeggo; NYer; Domestic Church; american colleen; Desdemona; saradippity; Siobhan
**"I want all of you to have the courage to go out into this pagan world and shamelessly express your Catholic faith in public!"**

Fantastic evangelization vehicle.
14 posted on 03/01/2004 11:14:43 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: el_chupacabra
I watched Jim Caviezel on the Tonight Show the other night. He is so funny, handsome and radiates a pure soul. I hope he is not corrupted by worldly success.
15 posted on 03/01/2004 11:23:08 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: el_chupacabra
Just sent a copy of this to our youth minister.
16 posted on 03/01/2004 11:29:23 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
I watched him on it, too. He did a hilarious Mel Gibson impression, didn't he? I understood what Mel meant about a certain "childlike innocence". I am going to add these two men to my prayer list. Satan usually likes to get in the way right about now. Hopefully they are being surrounded by angels to protect them.
17 posted on 03/01/2004 11:44:33 PM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Ohioan from Florida
I watched him on it, too. He did a hilarious Mel Gibson impression, didn't he?

I was in love. He's such a cutie ;-)

18 posted on 03/02/2004 12:09:29 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Agreed. You know he's married, and I'll bet his wife is a wonderful gal, too! Rats! LOL.
19 posted on 03/02/2004 12:23:05 AM PST by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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To: Victoria Delsoul; kstewskis; GirlShortstop; Dr. Scarpetta; MozartLover; Iowa Granny; Miss Marple; ..
Ping!
20 posted on 03/02/2004 4:11:39 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Freedom needs a soldier...)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
These guys are on a mission (from God). Great article which I will print out and have my 15 year old read.

I was in love. He's such a cutie ;-)

C O D, all this time I thought you were a guy!!! Honest! (you aren't right??? ;-)

21 posted on 03/02/2004 4:25:21 AM PST by american colleen
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To: el_chupacabra
"I want all of you to have the courage to go out into this pagan world and shamelessly express your Catholic faith in public!"

Hey Jim, over here! My daughters will be eligible for marriage in just ten more years...

22 posted on 03/02/2004 4:48:43 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Northern Yankee
That Rosary story is amazing!
23 posted on 03/02/2004 4:52:40 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: el_chupacabra
YES!!!
24 posted on 03/02/2004 5:01:43 AM PST by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Aquinasfan
Hey! No fair! My daughter is 15!

Actually I saw his wife, Kerri Caviezel, on "On the Rock" about a month ago. She is as beautiful inside as she is beautiful outside. She counsels girls who are considering abortion, says the rosary outside of clinics and speaks at high schools on the abortion subject.

25 posted on 03/02/2004 5:07:11 AM PST by american colleen
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To: Northern Yankee
"I want all of you to have the courage to go out into this pagan world and shamelessly express your Catholic faith in public!"

PAGAN------Another word for DEMOCRAT!

26 posted on 03/02/2004 5:18:59 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Truelove; Servus Suus
BUMP and PING
27 posted on 03/02/2004 5:39:03 AM PST by MudPuppy (Oh My Jesus forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell...........)
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To: american colleen
Actually I saw his wife, Kerri Caviezel, on "On the Rock" about a month ago. She is as beautiful inside as she is beautiful outside. She counsels girls who are considering abortion, says the rosary outside of clinics and speaks at high schools on the abortion subject.

There aren't any coincidences, are there? How refreshing to have someone like this doing TV and radio interviews instead of J-Lo.

28 posted on 03/02/2004 5:56:25 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: Salvation; el_chupacabra; Canticle_of_Deborah; Aquinasfan; Ohioan from Florida
I am happy to say that I had the honour of talking to Jim Caviezel last spring at a party (he and Raymond Arroyo were speaking at our Right-to-Life fundraiser the next day). There is something "other-worldly" and innocent about him. He is the polar opposite from what I expect a successful actor to be - he is extremely humble, pious, intense, wise, and courageous. He asked all of us to pray for him and for Mel and the others who worked on the film; he told us that there would be a lot of difficulty surrounding this film. He begged everyone to pray the Rosary every day. And yes, he is the most attractive person I have ever met (wow!). It was an incredible experience and we are hoping and praying that he will be our keynote speaker this spring.
29 posted on 03/02/2004 6:47:24 AM PST by Joan912 (look for signs...)
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To: Ohioan from Florida
You know he's married,

Yes :-(

My second hope is that no matter how famous he gets he will always treat his wife well.

30 posted on 03/02/2004 11:09:26 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: american colleen
C O D, all this time I thought you were a guy!!! Honest! (you aren't right??? ;-)

No??!! My screenname is female! I'm female!!

My name is actually Debbie :-)

31 posted on 03/02/2004 11:12:54 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: american colleen
She is as beautiful inside as she is beautiful outside

Figures! Seriously, I'm happy for both of them. Do they have any kids?

32 posted on 03/02/2004 11:14:43 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Joan912
That's wonderful. Maybe he'll bring Mel along this year?
33 posted on 03/02/2004 11:17:36 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: el_chupacabra
Bookmarked! Thank you.
34 posted on 03/02/2004 11:46:38 AM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Salvation
Wow! Thank you for the flag.
35 posted on 03/02/2004 12:04:22 PM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: Salvation; All
Salvation, I hope you can help me. I am looking for an article posted yesterday. It was a review of "The Passion" I believe. The author, at the end of the article, asks Mel Gibson not to submit "The Passion" to the academy awards because it is too great for that. It made so much sense. Do you remember such an article? Thanks.
36 posted on 03/02/2004 12:26:16 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Salvation
Never mind, I found it. It is "The (Perfect) Passion, Three Reviews and a Letter". It is very good. Thanks.
37 posted on 03/02/2004 12:59:11 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: BlueAngel
I knew I had read it, but I had no idea what the name of the thread was. Glad you found it.
38 posted on 03/02/2004 3:13:05 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: sneakers
bump!!
39 posted on 03/02/2004 4:05:18 PM PST by sneakers
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To: Aquinasfan
Loved the Rosary story myself.

I gave 4 copies of this out today at school!

40 posted on 03/02/2004 6:11:30 PM PST by Northern Yankee ( Freedom needs a soldier...)
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To: Northern Yankee
Wow, what an amazing story. Thanks for the ping.
41 posted on 03/02/2004 6:47:58 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Despite intense and violent criticism against the Passion, the public has spoken at the box office)
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To: Victoria Delsoul
Thought you'd like it.

Just talked to my mom tonight, and she ordered 10 more copies of 100 Questions and Answers on The Passion of the Christ. Have you seen it? (Catholic Exchange website.)

Tremendous book.

I Also have been talking to a colleague at school who has gotten away from the church, and she spent Sunday crying during the Mass she decided to attend.

If nothing else this movie has sure opened up a lot of people to the sacrifice of Jesus.

I am so tickled to be helping out others who may be searching.

BTW... Have you gotten The Passion of the Christ soundtrack? Amazing. Get it if you haven't.

Have a blessed night my friend!

42 posted on 03/02/2004 7:06:37 PM PST by Northern Yankee ( Freedom needs a soldier...)
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To: Northern Yankee
I am so tickled to be helping out others who may be searching.

Wonderful, Jay.

BTW... Have you gotten The Passion of the Christ soundtrack? Amazing. Get it if you haven't.

I haven't. Thanks, it's an excellent idea. Nighty night.

43 posted on 03/02/2004 7:11:17 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Despite intense and violent criticism against the Passion, the public has spoken at the box office)
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To: el_chupacabra
You know...I'd love it if either Mr. Caviezel or Mr. Gibson could come to my kids' school and give a talk about their experiences and their faith.

Perhaps I'll write to them and ask. What's the worst that could happen?

Regards,
44 posted on 03/02/2004 7:15:44 PM PST by VermiciousKnid
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To: Northern Yankee
Did you know Mel Gibson sings in some of the vocal parts? Look for his name in the credits.

I got the soundtrack right away and played it in the car on my way home from the movie. Even my daughter liked it (well, she didn't complain, anyway!).

45 posted on 03/02/2004 8:42:43 PM PST by american colleen
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To: formerDem
I saw an interview with Jim Caviezel saying the same thing.

It was on Leno, I think. I remember how well he imitated Gibson's slightly hyper way of talking!
46 posted on 03/03/2004 1:51:28 AM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: Joan912
How nice for you to have met him. I was glad to read your description, because I was hoping he was that type of person.
47 posted on 03/03/2004 1:54:35 AM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: american colleen; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul; GirlShortstop; lonevoice; Dr. Scarpetta; ...
I noticed that he was listed in the credits. Still trying to find him in the CD. (How do you lose a director in a Compact Disc?) Any idea what track he might be on?

I also believe I heard his voice at one point in the movie. (It may have occured while Jesus was carrying the cross.) I heard the voice, among many, and thought, "Where have I heard that voice before?" It dawned on me a few minutes later that it sounded like Mel's voice.

48 posted on 03/03/2004 4:05:35 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Freedom needs a soldier...)
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To: el_chupacabra; Northern Yankee; *Catholic_list; father_elijah; nickcarraway; SMEDLEYBUTLER; ...
BTW Jim is Jewish!

Listen to Rush...
(...take a call from Jim Caviezel, Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ")
http://mfile.akamai.com/5020/wma/rushlimb.download.akamai.com/5020/clips/04/02/022704_16_caviezelI.asx

(...wrap up by praising Mr. Caviezel for getting out there on this film)

http://mfile.akamai.com/5020/wma/rushlimb.download.akamai.com/5020/clips/04/02/022704_17_caviezelII.asx
49 posted on 03/03/2004 6:24:46 AM PST by restornu ( "Faith...is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes refuse to see."J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: restornu
No, he is not. Where did you get that from? He's half Irish and the rest Swiss and Slovak.
50 posted on 03/03/2004 7:36:29 AM PST by bluebunny
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