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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Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A shout rang out from Rogers Lake just across the road from Visitation School in Mendota Heights.

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Local author uses failures to inspire writing of baseball novel

Local author uses failures to inspire writing of baseball novel

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tom Murray’s novel about fathers, sons and baseball in rural Iowa is a product of failure.

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Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students from several local Catholic high schools braved temperatures in the single digits to march in downtown Minneapolis Feb. 1 to raise awareness of human trafficking and send a clear message that the criminal practice should not be tolerated.

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Friends recall Father Dosh’s pro-life advocacy, pastoral acumen, laugh-filled dinners

Friends recall Father Dosh’s pro-life advocacy, pastoral acumen, laugh-filled dinners

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It was a beautiful passing, very peaceful,” said Mary Kuharski. “We were saying the Divine Mercy [Chaplet], another gal and I, over his bed. It was like he had a big release and sigh, and went on to our Lord. That was beautiful.”

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Local hobbyist creates replica of U.S. Bank Stadium

Local hobbyist creates replica of U.S. Bank Stadium

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Greg Kelly picked the perfect time to embrace the Super Bowl hype that’s engulfed the Twin Cities.

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St. Joseph the Worker parishioners navigate troubled waters in Haiti

St. Joseph the Worker parishioners navigate troubled waters in Haiti

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was supposed to be a mindless maneuver for four members of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove and their retired pastor, Father Don Piché, during a mission trip to Haiti in November.

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Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

| January 11, 2018 | 4 Comments

Christian Brother Ryan Anderson bounced around his classroom at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis Jan. 11 like a teenager, moving quickly toward every hand that was raised.

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45 years after Roe v. Wade, MCCL ties march to 2018 election

45 years after Roe v. Wade, MCCL ties march to 2018 election

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When thousands of pro-life advocates gather on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul Jan. 22 to mark the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, there will be some added incentive to make their voices heard and gather in solidarity for the annual Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life March for Life.

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Minneapolis parish brings food to the streets

Minneapolis parish brings food to the streets

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the temperature dropped to zero degrees Jan. 4, six volunteers from St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis bundled up and climbed into a food truck to bring meals to the streets of Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis couple’s board game collection a winning strategy for building relationships

Minneapolis couple’s board game collection a winning strategy for building relationships

| January 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Step into the south Minneapolis porch of Nadine Sehnert and Mike Tangedal, and the couple’s passion becomes obvious.

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Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

| December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Anton Lachner experienced great suffering the last eight years of his life, his family said, after having a series of strokes, the first of which he experienced after retiring at age 70 in 2009.

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Twin Cities native moves to Zambia to serve street children

Twin Cities native moves to Zambia to serve street children

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carol McBrady has no biological children.
But, on the streets of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, she is known as Mama Carol.

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