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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Pennies raised put teacher on the wall at Bloomington school

Pennies raised put teacher on the wall at Bloomington school

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Physical education teacher Blair Benecke found herself up against a wall — literally.

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Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It was a completely different experience for me. I’ve never met someone that high up in the military,” said senior Ben Philbin. “His entire premise was centered around one of the most important parts of leadership — caring for who you are a leader for.

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Life at 105: Letters to inmates and lots of chocolates

Life at 105: Letters to inmates and lots of chocolates

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney should have been expecting a birthday party Jan. 11. After all, she turned 105 that day.

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Totino-Grace to graduate first seniors with engineering know-how

Totino-Grace to graduate first seniors with engineering know-how

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We developed this for probably two years prior to starting this program,” said Dan Vandermyde, who co-directs the engineering program with teacher Matt Thibodeau. “What we realized is that most people don’t have a true understanding of what engineering is, what engineers do and how big and broad that [field] is, how many different and varied career opportunities are available within that engineering umbrella.

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St. Pascal Baylon replaces stolen tabernacle

St. Pascal Baylon replaces stolen tabernacle

| January 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul recently replaced a bronze tabernacle stolen from the church Sept. 4. The new one is a replica of the stolen tabernacle and was made by Excelsis, a U.S. manufacturer of church goods. It arrived at the parish Dec. 23 and was blessed at Masses Jan. 2 and 3.

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New Year’s baby

New Year’s baby

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul celebrated the New Year with the birth of Brayden Andrew Kuenster, who was born at 1:27 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

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Labouré Society offers religious hopefuls student loan relief

Labouré Society offers religious hopefuls student loan relief

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Monica Ngeno does not consider herself an outgoing person. In her words, she’s “mostly introverted.”

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Workouts for body and soul

Workouts for body and soul

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couple launches ministry to help Catholics exercise faith muscles

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Navy servicewoman surprises siblings with visit to their school

Navy servicewoman surprises siblings with visit to their school

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Things were running smoothly at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield Dec. 18 when students, faculty and staff were gathered for an all-school holiday sing-along.

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At Holy Name, all-night fire illuminates homeless’ plight

At Holy Name, all-night fire illuminates homeless’ plight

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I am concerned about loving other people as Christ has loved us,” said Deacon Dennis Hanson, who ministers at Holy Name of Jesus in Medina. “It’s about getting people aware and feeling like they can do something about those in need.”

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Blankets of love

Blankets of love

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women gather at Hastings parish to bring warmth to those in need

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UST football team reaches national title game

UST football team reaches national title game

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of St. Thomas reached the NCAA Division III national championship game by defeating Linfield 38-17 Dec. 12 at home.

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