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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The Catholic Spirit wins 12 national press awards

The Catholic Spirit wins 12 national press awards

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Church bells across Twin Cities set to ring July 4

Church bells across Twin Cities set to ring July 4

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will join churches of other denominations in the Twin Cities to ring their bells simultaneously for 10 minutes at noon July 4. The event was organized by a local nonprofit called City of Bells.

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Chicago native considers Dunrovin her ‘safe place’

Chicago native considers Dunrovin her ‘safe place’

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Dulce Morales said she has learned to duck when she hears gunfire.

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Farmer’s wife reaps Catholic United Financial’s volunteer award

Farmer’s wife reaps Catholic United Financial’s volunteer award

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Mary Lee Androli of St. Andrew in Elysian gets closer to 80 years of age, she is asked more frequently: When is she going to slow down?

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Parishioners honor longtime pastor who retires at 92

Parishioners honor longtime pastor who retires at 92

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since 1975, Father John Clay has been repeating these simple words to his parishioners at St. Stanislaus in St. Paul: “Smile, God loves you.”

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Father Floeder’s vocation stirrings go back to first grade

Father Floeder’s vocation stirrings go back to first grade

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Louis Floeder received a “crazy thing” from his mother when he graduated from high school eight years ago.

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Grandmother helps steer Father Wirth toward religious vocation

Grandmother helps steer Father Wirth toward religious vocation

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A grandmother with strong faith played a key role in Father Seraphim Wirth’s journey toward the priesthood.

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Grandmother’s paintings dedicated for display at Our Lady of Lourdes

Grandmother’s paintings dedicated for display at Our Lady of Lourdes

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mildred Griffith was a teenager in the early 1900s when she started painting religious art. Two of her pieces now are going to reside at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis, where her grandson, Father Daniel Griffith, is the pastor.

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36 baptized at St. Alphonsus Easter Vigil

36 baptized at St. Alphonsus Easter Vigil

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Easter Vigil Mass had an international flavor at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center April 20.

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Archbishop Hebda calls burning of Notre Dame Cathedral ‘gut-wrenching’

Archbishop Hebda calls burning of Notre Dame Cathedral ‘gut-wrenching’

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and erupted into a spectacular blaze April 15 that sent smoke and flames billowing into the sky, Archbishop Bernard Hebda watched video footage of the blaze and called it “gut-wrenching.”

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Twin Cities pro-life leaders say ‘Unplanned’ movie stirring local movement

Twin Cities pro-life leaders say ‘Unplanned’ movie stirring local movement

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Emagine Waconia Theatre didn’t intend to show the abortion-themed movie “Unplanned” when the film premiered at the end of March.

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Women publish book of poems about physical, sexual abuse

Women publish book of poems about physical, sexual abuse

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The abuse started when Laura Lanik was between 6 and 9 years old. An older man at the end of the
St. Paul block where she grew up made her feel “special.”

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