Death of a Brooklyn Parish, Part 1

Nativity window at Saint Augustine Church. Designed and installed: Alexander S. Locke, late 19th c. circa 1887.

I’m a “revert,” a cradle Catholic who left behind practice (though not entirely) and later returned. In some ways I never did leave. In some ways never came all the way back. I church-shopped for a few months about 23 years ago before landing at Saint Augustine Church in Park Slope. I chose…