Dave Hrbacek

Dave is a staff writer and photographer for The Catholic Spirit. You can follow him on twitter or email him at hrbacekd@archspm.org.

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Hundreds of pro-lifers rally at Planned Parenthood

Hundreds of pro-lifers rally at Planned Parenthood

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an effort to continue shining the light on Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress, several hundred pro-life supporters gathered for a rally at Planned Parenthood’s facility in St. Paul July 28.

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Bike riders get ready for Bethlehem Academy fundraiser

Bike riders get ready for Bethlehem Academy fundraiser

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twenty one people from Faribault are getting ready to jump on their bikes and pedal to raise money for Bethlehem Academy in Faribault.

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Catholic United aiding storm recovery near Brainerd

Catholic United aiding storm recovery near Brainerd

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Representatives from Catholic United Financial in Roseville arrived in the Brainerd area July 15 to aid clean up efforts after severe weather July 12 damaged homes, vehicles, docks and resorts in the area.

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Life filled with pain becomes book filled with hope

Life filled with pain becomes book filled with hope

| July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

A priest Caryn Sullivan met in 2010 changed her life. She met him not long after her husband of 20 years, Ted, died in December 2009.

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First Mass, then a selfie

First Mass, then a selfie

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda took a moment after Mass July 12 for a selfie with Debbie Luna at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former NFL player and St. Paul native Matt Birk was in town to speak at a St. Paul’s Outreach Men on a Mission event July 10 at Embassy Suites in Bloomington. He is in town for a vacation before heading back to New York City where he now lives with his wife and six children.

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Dads, kids share faith and fun at yearly camping trip

Dads, kids share faith and fun at yearly camping trip

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every June, the doughnut supply in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, gets depleted. A rush of dads and their children from St. Rose of Lima church and school in Roseville descend on this small town during their annual summer camping trip, which they have been doing for the last 11 years.

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Cretin-Derham Hall’s Engler nears end of his 25-year journey as school president

Cretin-Derham Hall’s Engler nears end of his 25-year journey as school president

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A 25-year-old photo sits in the office of Dick Engler, president of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul.

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St. Joseph parishioners gather to light candles, write notes and pray

St. Joseph parishioners gather to light candles, write notes and pray

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A basket sat in the gathering space at St. Joseph in West St. Paul. It contained cards, many addressed to Bishop Lee Piché, who had been the pastor there from 1999 to 2005.

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Chancellor, 2 priests run in solidarity at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

Chancellor, 2 priests run in solidarity at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

| June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s not often that a runner is suffering before the race even begins.

But, such was the case for Susan Mulheron before the start of the annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth June 20.

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Consecrated virgin calls being bride of Christ a ‘wonderful fit’

Consecrated virgin calls being bride of Christ a ‘wonderful fit’

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

After taking a vacation in June 1995, Dr. Linda Long returned to her job as a cardiologist at Regions Hospital in St. Paul with a ring on her finger.

A patient noticed the jewelry and made a comment.

“She was so excited for me,” Long said. “She said, ‘Oh, Dr. Long, you got married.’ And, I said, ‘Well, yes I did, but not in the usual way.’”

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Stars of service

Stars of service

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield helps a pair of students hosted an All School Service Day May 28. The second annual event involves all students partaking in service activities throughout the day, and was organized by AHA service coordinator Paul Ruhland. A group of juniors made sandwiches for a local organization called The Sandwich Project, with the sandwiches to be distributed to those in need.

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