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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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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Trojans triumph

Trojans triumph

| December 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Senior guard Tanner Helgren of Wayzata High School dribbles past junior guard Cortez Tillman (10) and senior guard Raijon Kelly of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul during the championship game of The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament Dec. 30

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Obstructed view

Obstructed view

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Junior forward Dakari Davison of St. Agnes High School in St. Paul finds himself hemmed in by senior forward Ben Meyer of Totino-Grace High School in Fridley as he drives to the basket during first-round action in The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament

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Leadership transition

Leadership transition

| December 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Jesuit Father Thomas Krettek, left, conducts the missioning of Father Tim Manatt, right, as new president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis during an all-school liturgy Dec. 16 at the school. Father Manatt replaces Father David Haschka, center, current president and founder of the school. Father Krettek is the provincial of the Wisconsin Province. All three priests are Jesuits.

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St. Joan of Arc parishioners rally around Iraqi family

St. Joan of Arc parishioners rally around Iraqi family

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

On a snowy night in the Twin Cities, Shaymaa Hasan stepped outside the door of a south Minneapolis home to watch the flakes fall gently from the sky.

She leaned out through the doorway and cupped her hands together to catch the snow. As the flakes landed, her face lit up and she squealed with delight.

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Accepting the challenge

Accepting the challenge

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jessie Wyatt, left, a senior at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, reacts after placing a basketball on a structure built by students during the school’s engineering challenge Dec. 3.

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Totino-Grace wins 2nd straight football title

Totino-Grace wins 2nd straight football title

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jeff Ferguson, coach of the football team at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, talked with The Catholic Spirit photographer Dave Hrbacek after the team won its second consecutive Class AAAA state football title Nov. 27.

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Franciscan brothers kick off holiday food shelf

Franciscan brothers kick off holiday food shelf

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the eight Franciscan Brothers of Peace who live in the Queen of Peace Friary in St. Paul are hustling to make sure the poor of St. Paul and beyond can enjoy a bountiful meal on that day and ward off hunger throughout the holiday season.

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