Father Cristino Bouvette is the vocations director and university chaplain at St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy, part of Calgary’s St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Bio last updated June 16th, 2021.
Articles by Cristino Bouvette
Reality in Truth and Reconciliation
By Cristino Bouvette
June 16, 2021
In this homily, Father Cristino Bouvette says the enduring faith of his Indigenous grandmother shows the real peace of Christ heals even the torments of residential schools.
While interviewing Cardinal Collins last weekend, Rosemary Barton of the CBC suggested that the failure of the Catholic Church to turn over unnamed and unspecified “documents” that are allegedly missing prevents truth from being known and thereby halting eﬀorts at reconciliation Perhaps it could be said that media correspondents such as herself and many others like her, by means of misguided or incomplete reportage are, in fact, those guilty of obfuscating the truth and subsequently dismantling eﬀorts at reconciliation This dynamic of conflating objective action with presumed motive, I am convinced, remains the single largest obstacle to the work of reconciliation in which many sincerely interested parties on all sides have been engaging for decades That is the work our Church has done before, during and after the inexcusable mistakes of the residential school system