We are sad to note the passing of James DiGiacomo, S.J., a longtime religious educator who wrote frequently for America. DiG (pronounced Deej), as he was affectionately known, was the author many books, including Do The Right Thing: A Guide to Christian Morality, Understanding Teenagers, When Your Teenager Stops Going to Church, We Were Never Their Age and So You Want to do Ministry? Among his most popular articles for America was "Little Gray Cells," which was published in 2005.
Father DiGiacomo had many loyal students from his days teaching at Brooklyn Prep and Regis High School in New York City. He received a nice tribute this month when he appeared in a New Yorker profile of one of those students: NYU President John Sexton.
May he rest in peace.