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Ross River Dam gates open for first time in years as North Queensland buckles in for rough weather

HEAVY rains and rising floodwaters have cut off roads and bridges across North Queensland, quenching a long drought and even forcing the opening of the Ross River Dam floodgates for the first time since 2014. A disaster situation was declared by Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and ordered the closure of Townsville schools and childcare centres for Friday, February 1.  However, ... Read More »

Weipa pilgrim prepares to get a glimpse of Pope Francis with funding from Bishops

Teresa Lemaire

NORTH Queensland Catholic Teresa Lemaire is one step closer to catching “a glimpse” of her favourite pope after receiving a sponsorship to attend the World Youth Day in Poland. The 27-year-old from Weipa, Far North Queensland, was one of 12 young Catholics to receive $1000 from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference youth office and World Youth Day committee to support their pilgrimages ... Read More »

Cairns diocese reboots its website

Cairns website redesigned

COMMUNICATION is the key attribute for Cairns diocese re-designed website www.cairns.catholic.org.au. Cairns diocese digital communications officer Vicki Crockett said the visually appealing site went live on February 18 and endeavoured to reflect, report and most importantly communicate what was happening in communities and parishes. The site features a parish index, containing Mass centres, contact details, Mass times, photos and maps ... Read More »

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