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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Fortnight of prayer

Fortnight of prayer

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father Michael Izen, right, pastor of St. Raphael in Crystal, reads a Bible passage during a Fortnight for Freedom prayer service.

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Foot soldiers for life

Foot soldiers for life

| July 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Young adults on Crossroads Walk bring their passion to the Twin Cities

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Remembering Zach

Remembering Zach

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Friends tell stories of how teen entertained and inspired them before his death

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Inspirational teen succumbs to cancer

Inspirational teen succumbs to cancer

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Zach Sobiech of St. Michael in Stillwater, who inspired thousands of people around the country and the world during his battle with cancer, and with the music he wrote and recorded during his fight, died at 6:30 a.m. May 20, surrounded by his family and girlfriend Amy Adamle. He was 18.

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In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides

In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides

| April 26, 2013 | 10 Comments

Laura and Rob Sobiech garner strength from their Catholic faith as son Zach endures rare form of bone cancer that continues to weaken his body.

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It all started with a $37 check

It all started with a $37 check

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

65 years of CAA

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Pro athletes thankful for life lessons learned in CAA

Pro athletes thankful for life lessons learned in CAA

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I played everything except football,” said Birk, who enjoyed 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and four with the Ravens before retiring shortly after his team won the Super Bowl in February. “Jack Peick [physical education teacher] was my coach in everything. He was the guy at Nativity that coached everything. I can remember even at a young age when he was coaching us in basketball.”

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Six decades later, league continues to thrive

Six decades later, league continues to thrive

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“We don’t think of ourselves as being a feeder program,”?Courtney said. “We’re providing a recreational activity for the Catholic grade schools and I think we’re doing a pretty good job getting those kids a chance to play.”

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Bravery confirmed

Bravery confirmed

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matthew Brown’s scheduled confirmation was moved up to accommodate the failing health of his sponsor, Zach Sobiech who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.

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Priestly hoops

Priestly hoops

| April 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Priests and seminarians tip off in their annual basketball tournament.

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Socially responsible investing follows bishops’ guidelines

Socially responsible investing follows bishops’ guidelines

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the newer trends in the world of finance is socially responsible investing, and the Catholic Community Foundation incorporates it into its investment programs.

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A place for peace

A place for peace

| April 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

What better place than the Holy Land to discern your next step in life?

That’s what Shirley Wanchena of St. Louis Park decided back in 1977, shortly after her husband, Victor, had died after a six-year battle with heart disease.

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