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 anatomy of a great homily

The anatomy of a great homily

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

What goes into a good homily?

The Catholic Spirit put the question to Father Thomas Margevicius, who teaches homiletics to men preparing for the priesthood at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul.

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‘Why be a priest?’ Once skeptical, Father McClellan now has his answer

‘Why be a priest?’ Once skeptical, Father McClellan now has his answer

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Father Michael McClellan was in grade school at Divine Mercy in Faribault, his mother would tell people she thought her son would be a priest someday.

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Once on track to be a doctor, Father Daly looks to heal souls

Once on track to be a doctor, Father Daly looks to heal souls

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Michael Daly seemed on his way to becoming a doctor and doing mission work in Honduras.

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Nine men prepare to be ordained priests

Nine men prepare to be ordained priests

| May 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

Nine men are scheduled to be ordained priests by Archbishop Bernard Hebda at a 10 a.m. Mass May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. It will be the first time Archbishop will ordain priests in the archdiocese.

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Nine transitional deacons ordained

Nine transitional deacons ordained

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ordained transitional deacons were Paul Baker, Nicholas Froehle, Matthew Quail, Timothy Sandquist, Matthew Shireman, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose and Benjamin Wittnebel.

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Archbishop Hebda ‘the type of person you wish would become a priest’

Archbishop Hebda ‘the type of person you wish would become a priest’

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I think maybe I had been distracted for a bit, and thinking I could do all these other things to better the world, and was losing sight of the great work a priest can do,” Archbishop Hebda said of his college years. “When I started going to daily Mass, that renewed my interest in serving as a priest.”

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Seminarians set for May 14 deacon ordination with new archbishop

Seminarians set for May 14 deacon ordination with new archbishop

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Among the first official acts Archbishop-designate Bernard Hebda will perform following his installation as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 13 will be ordaining nine transitional deacons 10 a.m. May 14 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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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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