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Palm burning at Holy Name Cathedral

DeacMichael McCloskey leads annual Palm Burning Ceremony Holy Name Cathedral Tuesday preparatifor Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday begins seasLent for Catholics

Deacon Michael McCloskey leads the annual Palm Burning Ceremony at Holy Name Cathedral, Tuesday, in preparation for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent for Catholics and many other Christian denominations. | James Foster/for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: March 4, 2014 4:05PM

Deacon Michael McCloskey presided over a palm burning ceremony with students from Frances Xavier Warde school Tuesday at Holy Name Cathedral in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

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