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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Honoring Father Froehle

Honoring Father Froehle

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt blesses a plaque in honor of Father Charles Froehle during a dedication ceremony April 30 at the St. Paul Seminary.

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Sharing giggles and God: At 25, Splatter Sisters entertaining a new generation

Sharing giggles and God: At 25, Splatter Sisters entertaining a new generation

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tyler Lillemo of St. Odilia in Shoreview smiled with delight as he watched his three young daughters jump, dance and sing at a performance by the Splatter Sisters April 27 at his parish.

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Hope award winner

Hope award winner

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeff Cavins received the Christ Brings Hope award from Relevant Radio during the annual Christ Brings Hope Banquet April 23 in Bloomington.

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Mass for champions

Mass for champions

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt invited the Hill-Murray Pioneers to come for Mass and lunch to celebrate their Class AA state championship.

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For family of disabled teen, daily struggles teach ‘incredible love’

For family of disabled teen, daily struggles teach ‘incredible love’

| April 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

Despite Thomas’ need for around-the-clock care, Ann and John describe their son with joy, and say they did not waver in their desire to have more children. Seven more came after Thomas: John Paul, 14; Helen, 12; Julia, 10; Meg, 7; Joseph, 5; Anna, 3; and Francis, 1.

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Catholic schools to be served by new mission-focused initiative

Catholic schools to be served by new mission-focused initiative

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new initiative by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for Catholic Schools is unfolding, Bishop Andrew Cozzens announced April 17. It is set to launch July 1.

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Camping to change minds on license issue

Camping to change minds on license issue

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vigil in front of the State Capitol to promote legislation to allow immigrants living in this country who are not yet citizens to obtain a driver’s license.

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Priests prevail in hoops

Priests prevail in hoops

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The annual Priests versus Seminarians basketball tournament took place April 10 at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley.

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Woman calls childhood in Mexico a blessing, thanks to NPH

Woman calls childhood in Mexico a blessing, thanks to NPH

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The idea was to provide a stable home for orphans and children whose families didn’t have the money to care for them. Grove, who later married an American and became a U.S. citizen, lived in an NPH home just north of Mexico City in Acolman for seven years with several hundred other children.

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Behold the wood

Behold the wood

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual Good Friday prayer service April 3. Hundreds gathered to pray, sing and hear reflections from local religious leaders from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Clergy included Archbishop John Nienstedt, Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Joe Hall dies

Joe Hall dies

| March 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Joe Hall, whose story of courage and faith in the face of terminal cancer was featured in The Catholic Spirit (Feb. 26, 2015, page 20A), died this morning (March 27) at home surrounded by his family. He was 26.

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Jericho March

Jericho March

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Judy Beaudry of St. Michael in St. Michael and president of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Northwest deanery holds up a pro-life message at the Jericho March in front of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul March 24.

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