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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North Minneapolis parish raises banner for peace

North Minneapolis parish raises banner for peace

| October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The weather was cold and damp Oct. 22, but that didn’t deter a group of about 30 people who gathered on Emerson Avenue in north Minneapolis to take a stand for peace.

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Minneapolis parish proudly promotes Pumpkin Patch

Minneapolis parish proudly promotes Pumpkin Patch

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

About 1,500 pumpkins of varying sizes and colors have taken up residence at Our Lady of Peace in south Minneapolis. They arrived from New Mexico Oct. 16 and became part of the second annual Pumpkin Patch that began the next day.

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Pandemic doesn’t stop Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

Pandemic doesn’t stop Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed church and school activities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and across the country.
But, determined laypeople and clergy are finding meaningful ways to engage the faithful in these times. One example is the annual Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage that took place this year at Transfiguration in Oakdale Oct. 7.

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Grief-stricken husband nearing point of suicide finds help, hope and healing at St. Vincent cemetery

Grief-stricken husband nearing point of suicide finds help, hope and healing at St. Vincent cemetery

| October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just days before turning 65 in March 2018, Doug Eidem decided to end his life before the birthday candles could be lit.

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Adoptive mom draws on personal experience in leadership role at Guiding Star Wakota

Adoptive mom draws on personal experience in leadership role at Guiding Star Wakota

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Renee Skidmore knows what it’s like to be young, pregnant and scared.

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From Edina to Guyana: Sister Nikopoia finds joy in missionary calling

From Edina to Guyana: Sister Nikopoia finds joy in missionary calling

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Therese Klobe never imagined spreading the Gospel in a foreign land. Her vision for life was much simpler.

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Zach Sobiech’s legacy lives on in upcoming release of ‘Clouds’ movie

Zach Sobiech’s legacy lives on in upcoming release of ‘Clouds’ movie

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the opening scene of the movie “Clouds,” a tall, lanky teenager walks into Stillwater Area High School on crutches.

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Long-time St. Paul civil rights activist was there the day MLK inspired the nation

Long-time St. Paul civil rights activist was there the day MLK inspired the nation

| September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was a young civil rights activist when she boarded a plane in 1963 headed for the March on Washington.

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Father Clay remembered for beautiful smile, sharing God’s love

Father Clay remembered for beautiful smile, sharing God’s love

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

For decades, Father John Clay attended the parish festival at St. Stanislaus in St. Paul, where he served as pastor from 1975 to 2019.

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Stillwater teens walk 22 miles in pilgrimage to Cathedral of St. Paul

Stillwater teens walk 22 miles in pilgrimage to Cathedral of St. Paul

| September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Gospel passage read at weekend Masses Aug. 29 and 30 came to life on one of the most picture-perfect weather days of the summer. 

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Retirement? Not just yet for seminary booster Msgr. Callaghan

Retirement? Not just yet for seminary booster Msgr. Callaghan

| August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan willingly and gracefully handed over the role as rector of The St. Paul Seminary to Father Joseph Taphorn in 2018. But, he is working as passionately as ever to help an institution he led for 13 years continue forming priests to serve the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Health concerns prompt resignation of Bishop LeVoir from New Ulm post

Health concerns prompt resignation of Bishop LeVoir from New Ulm post

| August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to health reasons, Bishop John LeVoir of New Ulm resigned Aug. 6 from a role he has held in that diocese since 2008. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the 74-year-old bishop, a Twin Cities native, who was approaching the typical retirement age of 75.

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