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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Hardships, encounters with Christ abound at World Youth Day

Hardships, encounters with Christ abound at World Youth Day

| February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christine Lam went to Panama in January for World Youth Day to “light that fire” within her heart.

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Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, David Busacker was a high school sophomore looking for a way to fit in, and he decided to give drama a try.

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Rams executive, Totino-Grace alumnus Pastoors says building a Super Bowl team is about people

Rams executive, Totino-Grace alumnus Pastoors says building a Super Bowl team is about people

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Tony Pastoors was five days old, his mother, Betsy, kneeled in a hospital chapel to pray that his life would be spared.

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Archbishop Hebda, other faith leaders join Governor Walz in addressing federal shutdown

Archbishop Hebda, other faith leaders join Governor Walz in addressing federal shutdown

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis joined about a dozen other faith leaders, as well as Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and other state officials at a Jan. 15 news conference at the State Capitol on the impact the longest federal government shutdown in history was having on Minnesotans, especially vulnerable populations dependent on federal services.

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Dad’s legacy

Dad’s legacy

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

How do you sum up the life of a 97-year-old man?

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Excelsior parish completes long-awaited renovation

Excelsior parish completes long-awaited renovation

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. John the Baptist in Excelsior celebrated Christmas in its newly renovated church. While the project is ongoing, the first Mass was celebrated in the renovated sanctuary Dec. 22, with the dedication of the new altar scheduled for Feb. 17.

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St. Peter in Mendota opens historic church for nostalgic evening

St. Peter in Mendota opens historic church for nostalgic evening

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the glow of sunset faded Jan. 3, the historic church of St. Peter in Mendota was just starting to light up.

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Home-schoolers perform C.S. Lewis’ classic Narnia tale

Home-schoolers perform C.S. Lewis’ classic Narnia tale

| December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Christmas season began in May for Karen and Tracy Sattler of All Saints in northeast Minneapolis.

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Hill-Murray School honors St. Nicholas with learning center bearing his name

Hill-Murray School honors St. Nicholas with learning center bearing his name

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood won’t be commemorating St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6 with shoe-filled candy, a Catholic tradition. Instead, they’ll be diving deeper into who St. Nicholas was as a person — in particular, his care for children — with the blessing of a new mural in the school’s Nicholas Center.

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St. Paul couple chooses to retire to poor Louisiana city to volunteer at neighborhood school

St. Paul couple chooses to retire to poor Louisiana city to volunteer at neighborhood school

| November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Miss Joan, my daddy’s in jail. They came and picked him up this morning.”

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New school aims to educate south metro Catholics

New school aims to educate south metro Catholics

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new high school set to open in Burnsville in the fall of 2019 hopes to serve Catholic families in the south metro of the Twin Cities. Local Catholic business leader Tom Bengtson, who helped launch Chesterton Academy in 2008, and retired NFL player and former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk are teaming up to open Unity High School at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville.

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Jack of fall trades

Jack of fall trades

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jake Voelker gets an itch every October. Ideas start filling his mind, and his imagination plays with images he can carve — on a pumpkin.

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