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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Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon Salvatore “Sam” Catapano died March 31. He was 84.

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Priest turns 90 Easter Sunday: Time to celebrate

Priest turns 90 Easter Sunday: Time to celebrate

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Valit will turn 90 on Easter Sunday, April 1. After 57 years of ministry, he has one wish yet to be fulfilled.

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Family’s search for faith brings them to Catholic Church

Family’s search for faith brings them to Catholic Church

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Dalton Renteria visited the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul for the first time Feb. 18, he was struck by the large crucifix behind the altar.

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Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A shout rang out from Rogers Lake just across the road from Visitation School in Mendota Heights.

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Local author uses failures to inspire writing of baseball novel

Local author uses failures to inspire writing of baseball novel

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tom Murray’s novel about fathers, sons and baseball in rural Iowa is a product of failure.

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Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students from several local Catholic high schools braved temperatures in the single digits to march in downtown Minneapolis Feb. 1 to raise awareness of human trafficking and send a clear message that the criminal practice should not be tolerated.

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Friends recall Father Dosh’s pro-life advocacy, pastoral acumen, laugh-filled dinners

Friends recall Father Dosh’s pro-life advocacy, pastoral acumen, laugh-filled dinners

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It was a beautiful passing, very peaceful,” said Mary Kuharski. “We were saying the Divine Mercy [Chaplet], another gal and I, over his bed. It was like he had a big release and sigh, and went on to our Lord. That was beautiful.”

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Local hobbyist creates replica of U.S. Bank Stadium

Local hobbyist creates replica of U.S. Bank Stadium

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Greg Kelly picked the perfect time to embrace the Super Bowl hype that’s engulfed the Twin Cities.

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St. Joseph the Worker parishioners navigate troubled waters in Haiti

St. Joseph the Worker parishioners navigate troubled waters in Haiti

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was supposed to be a mindless maneuver for four members of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove and their retired pastor, Father Don Piché, during a mission trip to Haiti in November.

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Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

Christian Brothers remain in classroom at DeLaSalle

| January 11, 2018 | 4 Comments

Christian Brother Ryan Anderson bounced around his classroom at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis Jan. 11 like a teenager, moving quickly toward every hand that was raised.

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45 years after Roe v. Wade, MCCL ties march to 2018 election

45 years after Roe v. Wade, MCCL ties march to 2018 election

| January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When thousands of pro-life advocates gather on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul Jan. 22 to mark the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, there will be some added incentive to make their voices heard and gather in solidarity for the annual Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life March for Life.

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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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