Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: “Sound of Freedom” Exposing the Violence of Human Trafficking

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July 18, 2023
“Sound of Freedom” Expected to Break $100 Million in Gross Receipts in Second Box Office Weekend
July 18, 2023

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International, J

Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI as its President in August 2011. …


“Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking off every yoke?” ~Isaiah 58:6

You might have heard something in the news about a new movie featuring Passion of the Christ actor Jim Caviezel.

Sound of Freedom, released in theaters on July 4, depicts the true story of Tim Ballard, a former Homeland Security agent who has devoted his life to rescuing children who are victims of human sex trafficking.

In recent weeks, Sound of Freedom has taken the box-office by storm. Although the film only had a modest $14.5 million budget, it has grossed an astonishing $50 million in ticket sales, outperforming many high budget blockbusters. In fact, in its opening weekend, it even beat out the final installment of Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones franchise—no small accomplishment!

Much of the success of the film is due to the fact that it has tapped into a massive faith-based audience that is appalled by the realities depicted in the film, and that is determined to raise awareness about the way inhuman forces are exploiting the most innocent among us for nefarious purposes.  …