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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Of ashes … and water

Of ashes … and water

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mass for students of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Hastings.

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Another gold for the Lexvolds

Another gold for the Lexvolds

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Lexvold family of St. Michael in Kenyon added another gold medal to its collection of state wrestling titles, as Mitchel, a junior, captured a Class A championship at 119 pounds March 5 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Men’s apostolate chaplain to offer inspiration

Men’s apostolate chaplain to offer inspiration

| March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Before Father William Baer says a word at the annual Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 12 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, he will smile at what he sees — an audience of several hundred men looking for spiritual inspiration.

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Calling all Men

Calling all Men

| March 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Former Wild player among speakers slated for annual archdiocesan men’s conference

Former Minnesota Wild player Wes Walz remembers what it was like getting ready for a crucial NHL playoff game, like the famous Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in 2003 that gave the team its first-ever playoff series win.

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Prayers for the sick

Prayers for the sick

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché prays a blessing over Florence Stifter of St. Joseph in West St. Paul following a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul Feb. 11 in honor of World Day of the Sick. Bishop Piché celebrated the Mass and then blessed the sick, caregivers and health care workers with Lourdes water afterward.

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Redemptorist priest enjoys multicultural parish

Redemptorist priest enjoys multicultural parish

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Pat Grile senses change is coming. As he celebrates his 40-year jubilee, the 65-year-old Redemptorist priest thinks his time as pastor of St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center may be coming to an end.

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Night in the cold leaves trio seeing stars

Night in the cold leaves trio seeing stars

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

What kind of person would drive out into the country on a frigid winter night, get out of the car and stand in below-zero temperatures for three hours?

“A special brand of idiot,” quip­ped Steve Baranski, who did just that during a recent cold snap that saw temperatures after sunset fall to below zero, with wind chills classified as dangerous.

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Local Catholic Physicians Guild seeks to be moral guide

Local Catholic Physicians Guild seeks to be moral guide

| February 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dr. Peter Daly of Lumen Christi in St. Paul wasn’t looking for another professional organization to join. So, what did he do?

He became the president of one.

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Praying, marching for life

Praying, marching for life

| January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pictures from the local March for Life 2011.

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Making history

Making history

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

For first time, archdiocese to send group of youth to D.C. for March for Life

When 14-year-old Aly May of St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi goes to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, she will present a powerful witness for life.

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From death to life

From death to life

| January 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

The 34-year-old man rose from the couch in the living room. On his way out, he paused to exchange friendly words with a woman seated near him.

He whispered in her ear and kissed her on the cheek. Then, he looked at her and smiled, and kissed her again.

An outsider might have thought the older woman who received this affection was his mother. And, in fact, she is a mother of sorts to this man.

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Nuts and bolts

Nuts and bolts

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Everything you need to know about how we get the newspaper to you

Readers often ask how we construct each issue of The Catholic Spirit. How do we find story ideas? How do we choose which ones to report and print? What about photos? And, where does our national and international news come from?

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