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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Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Matt Birk grabbed the microphone on the morning of Aug. 8 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, he took command of his audience the way he took command of the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings and, later, Baltimore Ravens.

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Photos: A salute to Officer Scott Patrick

Photos: A salute to Officer Scott Patrick

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although Officer Patrick was not Catholic, he was considered a friend of St. Thomas Academy, and was a frequent visitor.

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Pleas and prayers for refugee children

Pleas and prayers for refugee children

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt joins with other faith leaders at the Faith Action Vigil for Children and Families at the Border Aug. 3 at the Ramsey County Detention Center in St. Paul.

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For Maple Grove couple, love proves to be a grave matter

For Maple Grove couple, love proves to be a grave matter

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was here, among rows of tombstones at the St. Vincent de Paul parish cemetery in Brooklyn Park, where Dave and Kathy LaPlante had their first conversation in early July 2005. Both were there to visit the graves of their spouses.

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Dad’s heroism on the bridge through the eyes of his daughter

Dad’s heroism on the bridge through the eyes of his daughter

| July 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

St. Thomas grad hopes to carry family faith legacy in role as campus minister at U of M

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Who’s the winner in fishing tournament? Seminarians!

Who’s the winner in fishing tournament? Seminarians!

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The last thing I ever thought I would do is fish in a tournament.

Yet, there I was in a cluster of boats on Lake Oahe in South Dakota the morning of June 9, waiting to blast off from the boat landing and begin the search for walleyes on this huge reservoir.

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A taste of rural life

A taste of rural life

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crowd of about 200 gathers to celebrate Rural Life Sunday June 22 on the farm of Vernon and Elaine Rosckes of Watertown.

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Saint Agnes gets donation of $10 million plus, will use to build new activities center

Saint Agnes gets donation of $10 million plus, will use to build new activities center

| June 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

While things were gloomy and rainy outside on June 19, the atmosphere was sunny inside the gym at Saint Agnes School in St. Paul, where students, parents, teachers and other supporters gathered to celebrate an announcement made by staff member Jean Houghton, director of constituent relations.

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Pentecost plus: Holy Spirit feast draws two into the Church

Pentecost plus: Holy Spirit feast draws two into the Church

| June 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Pentecost Sunday, Bob and Mary Johnson proudly came down the center aisle and took their place in the front two pews. This was a special day for the group, with two of the Johnsons’ clients stepping forward to be received into the Catholic Church.

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Falling in love with each other — and farming

Falling in love with each other — and farming

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elaine and Vernon Rosckes’ deep faith and postcard perfect homestead are reasons why members of Immaculate Conception nominated them to be hosts of this year’s annual Rural Life Sunday, which will take place June 22.

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Mingling with NFL greats

Mingling with NFL greats

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt, right, talks with former NFL players Matt Birk, left, and Rich Gannon during Relevant Radio’s annual Christ Brings Hope Banquet.

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Becoming better, not bitter, after deaths of children

Becoming better, not bitter, after deaths of children

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bob Labat credits priests with healing, seeks to support them in new Serra role

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