Insourcing From Emerging Economies


The Cathedral of the Assumption, Tuam

Four priests from India are to be appointed to address a shortage of priests in the Archdiocese of Tuam and the increasing age of the clerical population.

There is an over-supply of Catholic priests in India at the moment and they are available to help out here,” a source explained.

Apart from Tuam, other dioceses are bringing in priests from India in a bid to tackle the issue of retirements and a drop in vocations.

Indian priests to address diocesan shortage (Connaught Telegraph)

Pic: Wikimedia

20 thoughts on “Insourcing From Emerging Economies

  1. scottser

    great workers altogether, and sure you only have to pay them a third of what an irish priest costs.

    1. Cian

      Is confession outsourced to a call-centre in India too?

      There’s no reason that you couldn’t do that remotely….

      1. scottser

        please enter your unique baptism identifier code and press hash.
        for sacraments, press 1
        for doctrinal interpretations, press 2
        for all other queries or to talk to one of our mortal soul experts, press 3

        1. Cian

          “Your eternal soul is important to us. Calls may be recorded for training porpoises.”

          “How long since your last confession? For less than a week press 1, for less than a fortnight press 2, for…”

          “For venal sins press 4, for mortal sins press 5, for…”

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I think that’s probably racist but it’s funny. So I’m laughing in a tsk tsk way.

        1. Cian

          If they were cannibals, and it was human flesh, would that be, um, wait, eh, would that be, ah. Um. Ugh.


    1. Papi

      Read the book, but haven’t watched the show yet. Cant wait. Will get back re the ride bit.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Same here. I loved that book. I’ve mostly forgotten the intricacies of the plot, luckily, so I’m not bogged down with inconsistencies if there are any.
        I started watching it dubbed (which I think is what it’s set to). It was hard to follow so I went online. Vikram Chandra himself said to turn it to Hindi audio with English subtitles. Immeasurably better watching experience, I think.

        1. garthicus

          Same with the German show ‘Dark’ , much better in German with English subtitles than it is dubbed.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      doubtlessly effortlessly and speedily
      trusted partnership with the big man isn’t it

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