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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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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Remembering the Innocents

Remembering the Innocents

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jim Twyman and Roger Thoennes of the Knights of Columbus Marian Council in Bloomington finish erecting 400 crosses Nov. 12 on the grounds of Our Lady of Grace in Edina, where they were scheduled to remain for two weeks from that date. The ­display is called Cemetery of the Innocents.

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Just months shy of 90th birthday, hunter bags first deer

Just months shy of 90th birthday, hunter bags first deer

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of my finest moments in the great outdoors actually took place indoors.

I had no plans to spend time outside Oct. 7, other than heading to my office. However, during a brief time of prayer before leaving, my thoughts drifted to a scene unfolding in the woods about 100 miles away, near Little Falls.

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Honoring their sacrifice

Honoring their sacrifice

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Military veteran Bob Spinharney of Holy Family in St. Louis Park leads a procession of the American flag during a Veterans Day Mass Nov. 11 at Holy Family celebrated by the pastor, Father Thomas Dufner.

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New facility at St. Odilia to offer care at end of life

New facility at St. Odilia to offer care at end of life

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

A new facility will bring eight chronically or terminally-ill people to St. Odilia in Shoreview for end-of-life care in the next few months.

A 6,000-square-foot facility named Saint Therese at St. Odilia is scheduled to open in January. The building, formerly the priory of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, currently is being renovated to accommodate up to eight residents at a cost of $700,000.

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500 join archbishop to close 40 Days for Life

500 join archbishop to close 40 Days for Life

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 40 Days for Life closing prayer session at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Oct. 31.

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Catholic schools refuse to cower to bullies

Catholic schools refuse to cower to bullies

| November 3, 2010 | 7 Comments

The horrors of bullying came alive for Jodee Blanco in the 1970s, when she became a victim in the fifth grade. It turned nasty two years later, when a group of students became her tormentors.

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