Tom McFeely is the National Catholic Register’s News Editor. He lives in British Columbia.
Catholic actor Jim Caviezel, who played the role of Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, speaks about the adventure of being a dad in a new interview with Catholic Digest.
Here’s how the interview begins:
You and your wife Kerri have become adoptive parents to an orphaned boy, Bo, and girl, LeLe, from China. How has becoming a father affected you and your faith?
I don’t even know who I was before (laughs). Dennis Quaid told me a long time ago when he had his son Jack, ‘You’ll have emotions in you that you didn’t even know existed before you had a child.’ I now know what that feels like. 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.
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