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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Destination wedding: Catholic Youth Camp

Destination wedding: Catholic Youth Camp

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Long after life jackets were put away for the summer, a group of young adults headed north to Catholic Youth Camp. The weather was too cold swimming, but that didn’t faze Natalie King. She wasn’t there to swim. She was there to get married.

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This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A small group of men went to Mass regularly at Assumption in St. Paul back in the early 1980s. The 20-something guys, numbering less than half a dozen, were not trying to draw attention to themselves.

But, they were being noticed by other regular Mass goers at the downtown St. Paul church.

After a short time, they became known as “the brothers.” This, plus the leading of the Holy Spirit, got them to thinking about establishing something more formal.

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44 miles for 44 vets

44 miles for 44 vets

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sept. 8, the day of her 44th birthday, Pam Baker of St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park did something many might call crazy:

She ran her age — 44 miles.

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Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three men at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul have older brothers who have gone through seminary. Here, they describe the influence of their older brothers on the journey that led them to SJV.

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Child protection staff now complete with hiring of assistant director

Child protection staff now complete with hiring of assistant director

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Tim O’Malley was hired as the director of ministerial standards and safe environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Michael Campion approved.

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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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