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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Lightning dislodges cross from St. Helena church

Lightning dislodges cross from St. Helena church

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

:10 a.m. Sept. 2, the neighborhood surrounding St. Helena in south Minneapolis was rocked by an explosion. Lightning struck the church and blew the 3-foot concrete cross off the roof. It split into two larger pieces and landed at the base of the church, with debris scattered on the church lawn and sidewalk.

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Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

| August 27, 2015 | 7 Comments

“I was nervous telling him, even though I was 36 years old at the time,” Richard said. “He was actually tinkering on the car, and that’s a good time to catch him because he loved doing mechanics. So, I shared with him that I had same-sex attraction.”

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Too young to drive, but smart enough for college

Too young to drive, but smart enough for college

| August 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

Most college students have reached the legal voting age of 18 by the time they first enroll.

One local college senior, however, will pick up his diploma before he is even old enough to drive. Lucas Kramer of St. Patrick in Oak Grove is on track to graduate from the University of Minnesota in December with a degree in computer science. In just a matter of weeks, he will begin his final semester.

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Abuse victim finds healing, prepares to help others

Abuse victim finds healing, prepares to help others

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Marty Meyer was a child growing up in a small Iowa town when his innocence was stolen.

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With more to come, videos mobilize ‘pro-life generation’

With more to come, videos mobilize ‘pro-life generation’

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

“See for yourself.”

It’s a invitation that will appear hanging from door knobs across the metro in the coming months urging residents to watch the undercover video series the Center for Medical Progress launched exposing what it believes to be Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of organs from aborted fetuses.

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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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