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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‘To dust you shall return’

‘To dust you shall return’

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Students, parishioners at St. Joseph in Rosemount receive ashes on Ash Wednesday.

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Men’s conference offers chance to work on ‘spiritual fitness’

Men’s conference offers chance to work on ‘spiritual fitness’

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kurt Fasen of St. Henry in Monticello is looking forward to a valuable four-hour chunk of time he will spend at the University of St. Thomas Field House in March.

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Secret’s out: Award winner leads St. Helena School

Secret’s out: Award winner leads St. Helena School

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now, exactly 25 years later, she is putting both the parish and school on the map as one of 12 principals in the nation to be honored with a Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Educational Association.

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Getting the royal treatment

Getting the royal treatment

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholic Community Foundation president receives award for volunteer efforts from St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Court.

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Pro-life with a smile

Pro-life with a smile

| January 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Prolife Across America founder recounts four-plus decades trying to end abortion

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Defending life: 40 years and counting

Defending life: 40 years and counting

| January 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

Woman remembers Roe v. Wade and now carries fight to third generation

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Advocates speak up, pray for detained immigrants

Advocates speak up, pray for detained immigrants

| January 2, 2013 | 5 Comments

As the Christmas season draws to a close, a small but passionate group of people will celebrate the Feast of Epiphany, Jan. 6, by praying outside of a detention center near downtown St. Paul.

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St. Agnes bell tower clock receives a timely fix

St. Agnes bell tower clock receives a timely fix

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Three men stood on a precarious ledge about 150 feet above the ground inside the bell tower at St. Agnes in St. Paul just days before Christmas.

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Casa Guadalupana: shelter for families far from home

Casa Guadalupana: shelter for families far from home

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A young woman is eight months pregnant with nowhere to go.

She is far from home and looking for a safe place to deliver her child. After looking feverishly with her husband, they find a place just in time for her delivery.

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Young pro-lifer leads the charge

Young pro-lifer leads the charge

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Laura Bearth is part of a group of Catholic teens taking an active role in supporting the cause

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Catholic Spirit Christmas basketball tourney set

Catholic Spirit Christmas basketball tourney set

| December 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament begins Dec. 27 and runs for three days, with the finals at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 29. As usual, there will be eight teams, with four games each day. The tournament will take place at the Anderson Athletic and Recreational Complex at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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Finally! Surprise comes in final minutes of deer season

Finally! Surprise comes in final minutes of deer season

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Without a doubt, the Lord put me to the test this fall in the deer stand. Anglers call the muskie the fish of 10,000 casts. I think the whitetail deer could be called the fish of 10,000 minutes.

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