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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St. Michael couple surprised by joy in the midst of death

St. Michael couple surprised by joy in the midst of death

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some say there is nothing worse than losing your child.

Laura and Franco Fanucci of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove would agree. Yet, they were shocked to experience joy amid deep grief as they held not one but two dying newborns in a span of 24 hours at the end of February.

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Homeschooling mom of seven goes from grim diagnosis to ‘joyful bliss’

Homeschooling mom of seven goes from grim diagnosis to ‘joyful bliss’

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kristen Soley calls her experience a “medical miracle.”

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Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

As skaters from around the country and the world compete at the annual Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships Feb. 26-27 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, spectators can send a text to help pay for the Cathedral’s east rose window.

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Annual Roseville Lenten feast serves up cod and camaraderie

Annual Roseville Lenten feast serves up cod and camaraderie

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

A fish fry at Corpus Christi Feb. 19 might have been most notable because of who wasn’t there.

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Father Keller remembered for laughter

Father Keller remembered for laughter

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Lawrence Keller loved to laugh. That’s one thing his niece and caretaker Mary Kehoe recalled about the priest, who died Feb. 12 at age 93.

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Red Wing parish begins Lent with palm burning

Red Wing parish begins Lent with palm burning

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph in Red Wing featured burning of palms in its Ash Wednesday prayer service.

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UST students attract publicity during trip to Poland

UST students attract publicity during trip to Poland

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of 26 students from the University of St. Thomas went to Poland last month to study St. John Paul II at The St. John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. The pope, who died in 2005, taught there for 25 years before being elected pope in 1978.

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Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The handiwork of Deacon Charles Bernard will be prominently displayed at his funeral Mass 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Risen Savior in Burnsville.

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Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

| February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Basilica of St. Mary parishioner and movie producer and director Bill Pohlad will participate in the annual Mental Health Film Festival at the Basilica, 6 p.m. Feb. 11. He will show “Love and Mercy,” the 2014 film he directed about the life of Brian Wilson, lead singer of the Beach Boys.

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Archdiocese recognizes two new Catholic schools

Archdiocese recognizes two new Catholic schools

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis officially has gained two new Catholic schools: Chesterton Academy in Edina and Elizabeth Ann Seton Montessori in West St. Paul. After working for years to gain this status, the schools were granted the designation Jan. 29 by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, solidifying the relationship between the schools and the archdiocese.

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Poor Clare sister, 102, was talented weaver, painter

Poor Clare sister, 102, was talented weaver, painter

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Feisty, tough and, oh, so tender, always quick to say, ‘I am sorry.’” That’s how Sister Beth Lynn described fellow Poor Clare Sister Anne Condon, who died Jan. 11 at Saint Therese of New Hope. She was 102.

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Shakopee school retires $100K debt

Shakopee school retires $100K debt

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It’s pretty exciting, it’s just a big step forward,” Father Erik Lundgren said. “We’re delighted that we can roll it out as part of Catholic Schools Week. The general message is we think we’re one of the finest schools in the Twin Cities and it’s going to get only better. The way I like to put it is I consider it [retiring the debt] the snowflake on top of the tip of the iceberg.”

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