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Sharon Kabel

Librarian; Nuisance

About

I am a Catholic librarian interested in finding high quality information, arranging it usefully, and aggressively citing my sources.

I study and write about traditional Catholic weddings, Catholic fact checks, newspapers, and research methods.

Still, there’s a certain scope in that long love
Which constant spirits are the keepers of,
And which, though taken to be tame and staid,
Is a wild sostenuto of the heart,
A passion joined to courtesy and art
Which has the quality of something made,
Like a good fiddle, like the rose’s scent,
Like a rose window or the firmament.

Richard Wilbur, “For C.”

Interests

  • Metadata
  • Catholic research
  • Fact checking

Education

  • MS in Library Science, 2016

    Drexel University

  • BA in Literature, 2013

    Belmont Abbey College

Services

Reference and Research

Project support, fact checks

Proofreading

Essays, papers, chapters, books, poetry

Wedding Programs

for Catholic weddings

Data Visualizations

bar charts, maps, timelines

Recent Posts

Catholic newspaper headlines from the 1950s and 1960s about the liturgical reforms

The Monitor, Volume CIII, Number 19, 12 August 1960. https://thecatholicnewsarchive.org/?a=d&d=tmon19600812-01.2.22&srpos=6 …

Catholic fact check: Did the Vatican condemn dancing?

In 2017, a Catholic parish's website published a document, “The Church’s Official Position on Dances,” which stated (among …

Traditional Catholic pamphlets on mixed marriages

Until recently, the Catholic Church opposed mixed marriages (marriages between a Catholic and a non-Catholic) in the strongest of …

The Seven Dominus Vobiscums in the Mass

Stanley Jaki, OSB, on Giordano Bruno

Father Stanley L. Jaki, OSB (1924-2009) was an Hungarian Benedictine priest and one of the most decorated and well-respected scientists …

Projects

Cataloging the Crisis

Exploring lesser-known people and events within modern Catholic reforms

Church Fires

A report on American Catholic church fires and the Catholic News Archive

Credibly Accused

A visual data project about the lists of credibly accused clergy released by American Roman Catholic dioceses

Dies Irae

A walk through Fr. Nicholas Gihr's classic work

Family Archive

An ongoing preservation of family records

Grand Jury Report

A summary and visualizations of the 2018 PA Grand Jury Report

O Antiphons

A walk through the O Antiphons with Dom Gueranger

Papal Documents

An ongoing series of charts that visualize papal and curial documents

Pre-1955 Holy Week

A collection of commentaries on aspects of the pre-1955 Holy Week

Publications

What’s Happening with the Notre Dame restoration? An Advent 2021 Update

The restoration of Notre Dame has been a triumphant vindication of medieval methods and materials.

OSB vs UFO - Stanley Jaki and the Theology of Aliens

In heated discussions on faith and science, one expert is routinely overlooked - Stanley L. Jaki, OSB.

Surveying Sacraments - a Global Snapshot of Traditional Weddings

Catholic with a small c, my catechism taught me, means universal. Our Faith’s long history, unique claim to the Truth, and geographic …

Sharon Kabel on a Supposed Saying of Pope Pius XII

Our friend Sharon Kabel has just posted another one of her useful and interesting research pieces, this time on a saying ascribed to …

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