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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Minneapolis parish brings food to the streets

Minneapolis parish brings food to the streets

| January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the temperature dropped to zero degrees Jan. 4, six volunteers from St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis bundled up and climbed into a food truck to bring meals to the streets of Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis couple’s board game collection a winning strategy for building relationships

Minneapolis couple’s board game collection a winning strategy for building relationships

| January 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Step into the south Minneapolis porch of Nadine Sehnert and Mike Tangedal, and the couple’s passion becomes obvious.

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Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

Father Lachner remembered for intelligence, meeting celebrity singer

| December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Anton Lachner experienced great suffering the last eight years of his life, his family said, after having a series of strokes, the first of which he experienced after retiring at age 70 in 2009.

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Twin Cities native moves to Zambia to serve street children

Twin Cities native moves to Zambia to serve street children

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carol McBrady has no biological children.
But, on the streets of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, she is known as Mama Carol.

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Father Garvey remembered for love of Cabrini parish

Father Garvey remembered for love of Cabrini parish

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tom Garvey retired from active priestly ministry in 1994. His last assignment was at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis.

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BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Meeting an astronaut alone is incredible,” said Amelia Backes, a junior. “But, talking to an astronaut while they are currently on the ISS orbiting the earth is just so surreal. [That] is definitely the best word for it.”

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Holy Angels student to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Holy Angels student to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Academy of Holy Angels senior Patrick Dysart was selected to participate with the Great American Marching Band for the 91st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

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Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

| November 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

When Father Spencer Howe came on board in July as parochial administrator of Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis, it didn’t take him long to learn about the “giant” who preceded him, Father Earl Simonson.

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University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Future business students at the University of St. Thomas will benefit from a $50 million gift to the school from the GHR Foundation, which was announced Nov. 16 at a gathering that featured remarks by a student and by President Julie Sullivan.

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WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simon Velasquez of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul can’t tell you off the top of his head how tall he is. But, he can say this: He was small enough to fit neatly inside a ball turret on a B-17 bomber during World War II.

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Son’s space station stint evokes St. Hubert parishioners’ anxiety, pride

Son’s space station stint evokes St. Hubert parishioners’ anxiety, pride

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tom and Mary Vande Hei have gone out to the backyard of their Chanhassen home a few times in recent weeks to look up at the night sky, but they haven’t been looking for stars, comets or the northern lights.

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Catholic United Financial addresses security breach

Catholic United Financial addresses security breach

| October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic United Financial in Roseville experienced a security breach Sept. 6 resulting in unauthorized access to members’ personally identifiable information.

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