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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Rosary feast for Mary

Rosary feast for Mary

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 children from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis participated in the Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. Paul Oct. 7.

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Adoption dream fulfilled

Adoption dream fulfilled

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kim Doyle had two desires in her life — to be a teacher and to adopt children.

“I never thought I’d ever be anything else but a teacher,” said Doyle, who has worked in education for more than three decades, 29 of those years as a school principal. She has been principal at St. Wenceslaus School in New Prague, which she attended herself, since 2007.

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Exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood

Exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Brother Basil Rothweiler: Celebrating 80 years of ministry

Brother Basil Rothweiler: Celebrating 80 years of ministry

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brother Basil Rothweiler, who recently celebrated his 80th jubilee, came to DeLaSalle in 1977 and was fighting to keep the school from closing. Today, DeLaSalle’s enrollment is almost double the number Brother Basil had when he started.

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Parents . . . start your engines

Parents . . . start your engines

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Elko Speedway, drivers race against each other in a Driving for Excellence fundraiser for Holy Cross School in Webster.

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Earthquake levels church, All Saints parish helps rebuild it

Earthquake levels church, All Saints parish helps rebuild it

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It all started on a plane ride back from the Caribbean island country of Dominica.

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‘The Church is a hospital for sinners’

‘The Church is a hospital for sinners’

| September 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Retired priest to receive lifetime achievement award for helping people with addiction

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Prayerful beginning

Prayerful beginning

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Shout out to Mary

Shout out to Mary

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annual rosary walk to the Cathedral of St. Paul

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Musical genius doesn’t let autism, blindness hold him back

Musical genius doesn’t let autism, blindness hold him back

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does a teenage boy learn to comb his hair by playing the violin?

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Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Matt Birk grabbed the microphone on the morning of Aug. 8 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, he took command of his audience the way he took command of the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings and, later, Baltimore Ravens.

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Photos: A salute to Officer Scott Patrick

Photos: A salute to Officer Scott Patrick

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although Officer Patrick was not Catholic, he was considered a friend of St. Thomas Academy, and was a frequent visitor.

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