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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Visitation names new head of school

Visitation names new head of school

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights has named Rene Gavic head of school effective July 1, 2016.

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Kenyan priest to serve in archdiocese

Kenyan priest to serve in archdiocese

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Mutui from the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, is here for his fourth visit to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of the partnership between the archdiocese and Kitui.

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Known for charity, local Order of Malta helping Bethlehem hospital

Known for charity, local Order of Malta helping Bethlehem hospital

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Anne Marie Hansen, a parishioner of the Cathedral of St. Paul, says that an earthquake in Haiti in 2010 led her to join a group commonly known as the Order of Malta, a worldwide Catholic order with about 10,000 members, 1,800 of whom reside in the U.S.

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Tommies beat Johnnies in first-ever playoff meeting

Tommies beat Johnnies in first-ever playoff meeting

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

For the second time this season, the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University football teams squared off Nov. 28 at St. Thomas in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. It was the first time the two teams have met in the playoffs. Like the first meeting between the historic rivals in October, the Tommies prevailed, advancing to the quarterfinal round with a 38-19 win.

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Seven men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5

Seven men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When seven men step forward to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 5 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, it will be the first time since 2010.

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Building brotherhood

Building brotherhood

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. John Vianney College Seminary draws men from dioceses across the country into bonds of fraternity as they share life and faith

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Ball carrier, faith warrior

Ball carrier, faith warrior

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

SJV seminarian serves God on the field while amassing hundreds of rushing yards

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Local Catholic addresses ‘man crisis’ in the Church

Local Catholic addresses ‘man crisis’ in the Church

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Matthew Christoff, 57, is a member of St. Anne in Hamel and co-founder of Catholic Man Night, a parish-based Catholic men’s evangelization effort focused on helping men meet and know Jesus Christ. He has studied extensively what he calls the “man crisis” in the Church, and launched The New Emangelization Project. A convert to the Catholic faith, he is married with four children.

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Catholic schools gather for Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

Catholic schools gather for Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Second-grader Jazmine Sombai and kindergartner Lizzy Churchill pray during the Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

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Sister and her ‘football rosary’  patrol the gridiron at Hill-Murray

Sister and her ‘football rosary’ patrol the gridiron at Hill-Murray

| October 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, has “Touchdown Jesus.”

Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood has “football rosary.”

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St. Thomas Academy to host Vince Flynn book release party

St. Thomas Academy to host Vince Flynn book release party

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights will be hosting a book release party 7 p.m. Oct. 6 for Vince Flynn’s book, “The Survivor,” the next book in his Mitch Rapp series of political thrillers. The book was completed by New York Times best-selling author Kyle Mills after Flynn’s death in 2013.

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Father Lundgren will run TC Marathon as fundraiser

Father Lundgren will run TC Marathon as fundraiser

| October 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

For the second time in his life, Father Erik Lundgren, parochial administrator at Sts. Joachim and Anne in Shakopee, is running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to celebrate his birthday. The first time, in 2012, it was to celebrate his 30th birthday. This year, it’s for another significant milestone. The event takes place Oct. 4, with the course going past the Cathedral of St. Paul and ending near the State Capitol.

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