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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This fan never misses Tommie-Johnnie football game

This fan never misses Tommie-Johnnie football game

| September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

When the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University football teams take the field Sept. 26 for the annual Tommie-Johnnie game, Deacon Jerry Devine of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul plans to be in the stands at Clemens Stadium at St. John’s along with his wife Mary Kay.

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Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The moment Bob Labat had been waiting for came when he walked into the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23 for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra. Pope Francis made the dream of thousands of Serra Club members come true, including Labat, who just ended his one-year term as president of the national council.

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Papal surprise: Mary Jo Copeland to meet Pope Francis in Washington

Papal surprise: Mary Jo Copeland to meet Pope Francis in Washington

| September 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mary Jo Copeland, 73, who founded Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985, will meet the pontiff in person, along with her husband, Dick, and Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Faith is in the Cards

Faith is in the Cards

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bethlehem Academy volleyball players surrounded their coaches, Franz Boelter and assistant Sue Jandro, at a late August practice in the gym of the Faribault school.

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Letter becomes papal ticket for Richfield Catholics

Letter becomes papal ticket for Richfield Catholics

| September 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

It started with a simple letter that Ryan Currens sent to President Barack Obama earlier this summer.

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Lightning dislodges cross from St. Helena church

Lightning dislodges cross from St. Helena church

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

At 4:10 a.m. Sept. 2, the neighborhood surrounding St. Helena in south Minneapolis was rocked by an explosion. Lightning struck the church and blew the 3-foot concrete cross off the roof. It split into two larger pieces and landed at the base of the church, with debris scattered on the church lawn and sidewalk.

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Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

| August 27, 2015 | 11 Comments

“I was nervous telling him, even though I was 36 years old at the time,” Richard said. “He was actually tinkering on the car, and that’s a good time to catch him because he loved doing mechanics. So, I shared with him that I had same-sex attraction.”

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Too young to drive, but smart enough for college

Too young to drive, but smart enough for college

| August 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

Most college students have reached the legal voting age of 18 by the time they first enroll.

One local college senior, however, will pick up his diploma before he is even old enough to drive. Lucas Kramer of St. Patrick in Oak Grove is on track to graduate from the University of Minnesota in December with a degree in computer science. In just a matter of weeks, he will begin his final semester.

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Abuse victim finds healing, prepares to help others

Abuse victim finds healing, prepares to help others

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Marty Meyer was a child growing up in a small Iowa town when his innocence was stolen.

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With more to come, videos mobilize ‘pro-life generation’

With more to come, videos mobilize ‘pro-life generation’

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

“See for yourself.”

It’s a invitation that will appear hanging from door knobs across the metro in the coming months urging residents to watch the undercover video series the Center for Medical Progress launched exposing what it believes to be Planned Parenthood’s illegal sale of organs from aborted fetuses.

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Hundreds of pro-lifers rally at Planned Parenthood

Hundreds of pro-lifers rally at Planned Parenthood

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an effort to continue shining the light on Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress, several hundred pro-life supporters gathered for a rally at Planned Parenthood’s facility in St. Paul July 28.

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Bike riders get ready for Bethlehem Academy fundraiser

Bike riders get ready for Bethlehem Academy fundraiser

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twenty one people from Faribault are getting ready to jump on their bikes and pedal to raise money for Bethlehem Academy in Faribault.

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