Father Kareem Smith delivers the homily. Photo by Chris Sheridan
BY ARMANDO MACHADO | Catholic New York
Father Kareem Smith urged the people in the pews, “Praise the Lord, Church, everybody!” And he was greeted with a loud round of applause as he began his homily Feb. 6 during the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Cardinal Dolan served as principal celebrant.