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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Msgr. Moudry’s ministry focused on pascal mystery

Msgr. Moudry’s ministry focused on pascal mystery

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“He believed that, because of our faith in the paschal mystery, for the Christian, the final surrender of death would be a familiar and joyous sacrifice. I’m sure it was for him.”

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Brother remembers Father Roach for love of sports, family farm

Brother remembers Father Roach for love of sports, family farm

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jerry was always drawn to his brother’s positive attitude and willingness to help anyone in need.

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Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The seeds of Father Peter Toulee Ly’s priestly vocation were sown while he was attending the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. During his college days, he was asked several times to work with the youth group at the church of his upbringing, St. Vincent de Paul in St. Paul.

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Priest remembered for addiction ministry

Priest remembered for addiction ministry

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Martin Fleming was known for his wit. His longtime secretary, Patricia Basel, said Father Fleming had a way of lightening the mood at just the right time. As a retired Army colonel, he never was one to back away from tension. Yet, he had a way of disarming the most intense conflicts with a funny line, she said.

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Finding faith and lasting community

Finding faith and lasting community

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Carissa Quintanilla was feeling like a number while attending a public high school during her freshman year.

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Seeking who God wants him to be

Seeking who God wants him to be

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ben Richards recently gave a talk about the importance of the Eucharist in his life.

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‘Filled with Christ’ to serve others

‘Filled with Christ’ to serve others

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rachel Morgan was at a crossroads during her junior year at Chesterton Academy in Edina. She was enjoying her time there, but it looked like she might have to switch schools.

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Daughter pens novel under maternal guidance

Daughter pens novel under maternal guidance

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several years ago, Kathy Schneeman of St. Joseph in West St. Paul was finding extra time in her life, a bit unusual for a mother of nine, including young twins. She had dabbled in writing while raising her children, and she decided to take it a step further.

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Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

| May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Hamel died in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21. He was 91.

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Boys Town alumnus reflects on founder’s impact

Boys Town alumnus reflects on founder’s impact

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bob Stewart of Minneapolis has personal reasons for promoting the sainthood cause of Father Edward Flanagan, who founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1917 to help poor, orphaned and at-risk teenage boys.

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Wisconsin Way pilgrimage offers scenery, peace, prayer

Wisconsin Way pilgrimage offers scenery, peace, prayer

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wendy Zeuli of Our Lady of Grace in Edina last year came up with a new way to celebrate Mother’s Day — go on a pilgrimage with her daughter, Katie.

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Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon Salvatore “Sam” Catapano died March 31. He was 84.

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