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According to Kirby, “humanity is imploding,” not because of COVID-19, but “because the children of God have deprived themselves of the help of God’s grace.”

A Catholic priest recently spoke out against the pandemic of fear that has gripped so many in his community and caused them to deprive “themselves of the help of God’s grace.”

“If I were the devil and I wanted to weaken the children of God, I would use fear, fear. I would make sure it got all the way in there. Be afraid of your neighbor. Be afraid of your health. Be afraid of society,” said Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in South Carolina and a senior contributor at Crux.

In a homily delivered earlier this month, Kirby said “you could get anyone to do anything when they’re afraid.”

“They will sacrifice every freedom, they will degrade their own dignity, they will assume any posture. They will do whatever is said so long as they are under fear,” said Kirby. …

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