- February 19, 2017
Father Jeffrey F. Kirby
Father Jeff Kirby is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Holy Cross University in Rome and has authored several books, including Lord, Teach Us to Pray (St. Benedict Press, 2014) and Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History (St. Benedict Press, 2016).
Fr. Kirby seeks to live and exercise his priestly ministry in such a way as to exemplify the positive role religion can play in society, as well as to highlight the mutual service that both Church and State can render to one another. In this effort, Father Kirby works to apply and teach the spiritual patrimony of the Catholic Church and the overall contribution of the human spirit to the human narrative.
As such efforts have led to the formation of consciences and development of leadership in the public forum, Father Kirby was recognized by Governor Nikki Haley and granted the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. Fr. Kirby is a friend to Catholic media, and has been on EWTN, CatholicTV, and Salt and Light. He has also been on the BBC, NPR, and ABC to discuss various issues relating to the Church. Fr. Working with St. Benedict Press and Catholic Scripture Study International, Father Kirby was the Host of the national Christian formation program Doors of Mercy and was one of the co- instructors of Luke: The Gospel of Mercy. Both programs presented the Gospel message through a creative use of videography, lay-out design, and live-streaming.
More information on Father Kirby can be found at frkirby.com, and he can be followed on Twitter @fatherkirby.