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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Championship gathering

Championship gathering

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt congratulates University of St. Thomas men’s basketball coach Steve Fritz and team captains Alex Healy and Tyler Nicolai, both senior guards, at the chancery March 30.

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Perfect spoilers

Perfect spoilers

| March 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

DeLaSalle tops undefeated Hill-Murray for state girls Class AAA championship

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In game of life, faith, forgiveness and love are key

In game of life, faith, forgiveness and love are key

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

With state high school champions to be crowned that day, St. Paul was abuzz with hockey on March 12.

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Electrician sparks life commitment by turning down abortion clinic job

Electrician sparks life commitment by turning down abortion clinic job

| March 16, 2011 | 12 Comments

A sign in the bathroom of Tim and Nicole Roach’s home in Fari­bault reads, “Gratitude, Always Re­member to Count Your Bles­sings.”

“It should say, ‘August, wash your hands and brush your teeth,’” joked Nicole, referring to her 9-year-old son.

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Cadets mount comeback to capture hockey title

Cadets mount comeback to capture hockey title

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Junior forward Andrew Commers scores St. Thomas Academy’s first goal of the Class A championship game against Hermantown.

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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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