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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Business leader strives to change corporate culture

Business leader strives to change corporate culture

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

On the wall of Bill Bojan’s office at Integrated Governance Solutions in Bloomington hangs a most unusual piece of art.

It’s a painting that shows Jesus talking with two businessmen and shaking hands with one of them. Below the painting are words from the Book of Proverbs: “Unending riches, honor and success are mine to give. . . . My paths are those of justice and truth. Those who love and follow me are indeed wealthy and I will fill their treasuries.”

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Vocational rehabilitation counselor helps clients stay positive

Vocational rehabilitation counselor helps clients stay positive

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jim Reinhardt of Burnsville often sees people at their lowest moments. They have suffered an injury that makes it impossible to do their job anymore.

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St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high

St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The springtime of evangelization that Pope John Paul II described is blossoming at the St. Paul Sem­­inary School of Divinity. Numbers are high as eager seminarians and lay students alike began classes last week.

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N.Y. trip brought two priests close to terrorist attacks

N.Y. trip brought two priests close to terrorist attacks

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Fathers Jeff Ethen and Peter Kirchner of the Diocese of St. Cloud flew to New York City on Sept. 10, 2001, they had no idea that a cup of coffee would save their lives the very next day.

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Big welcome for new educators

Big welcome for new educators

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Catholic Schools Office holds orientation for new teachers, principals and presidents

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Hair-raising feat at St. Maron’s

Hair-raising feat at St. Maron’s

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Sharbel Maroun’s Hair for Hope campaign ended in dramatic fashion Aug. 14 at St. Maron in Minneapolis. After going more than two years without a haircut, the church’s pastor got his locks trimmed in front of an audience of about 300.

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Holy Angels activities director mixes athletics, theology

Holy Angels activities director mixes athletics, theology

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Michael Kautzman, 40, recently was hired as activities director for the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield. In that role, he will supervise and manage all extracurricular activities, including athletics. In the following interview with Catholic Spirit reporter Dave Hrbacek, he talks about merging theology with athletics.

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Coming home

Coming home

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hastings native returns as principal of elementary school that she attended.

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Freshman students clicking into valuable faith connection

Freshman students clicking into valuable faith connection

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mara Morley, soon to be a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, is glad she discovered a program called College Connection for Catholics. More accurately, the program found her.

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Girls of Summer blaze trail of service and fun

Girls of Summer blaze trail of service and fun

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Julia Prins and seven of her 10-year-old friends gathered recently on the deck of her Prior Lake home on a postcard-perfect summer day.

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Sweating for a cause

Sweating for a cause

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Heat halts parish Habitat project for first time in 8 years

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Passing along hope to people in need

Passing along hope to people in need

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Niya Irving greeted Kassandra Himes and her five children with a warm smile as they entered the large auditorium in the basement of Saint Paul RiverCentre June 28. Himes, a single mother who moved to St. Paul from Chicago in April, was in need of help.

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