Jeffrey Francis Kirby (born May 13, 1975) is a Catholic priest, author, church commentator and moral theologian. He is a 2016 recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, and is the spirituality contributor to the Crux news site, run by veteran journalist John Allen.
Kirby is most known for his previous work in which he revolutionized the process of recruitment to the Catholic priesthood and sisterhood through contemporary social media, web design, and videography.
Currently as a moral theologian, Kirby is an expert on conscience formation, the natural moral law, and the effort to introduce moral truth within pluralistic societies.
Additionally, as an author, Kirby is regarded as an authority on spiritual theology and is sought out as a conference speaker and retreat leader throughout the United States.
Through his writings, Kirby is also recognized as an expert on The Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica.