Sharon Kabel

Librarian; Nuisance


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

My degrees are in Library Science (MS) and Literature (BA), so I am particularly interested in research methods, editing, and writing. Contact me for a quote if you need project help in any of these areas.

My first website name was A Wild Sostenuto, from Richard Wilbur’s poem, “For C.”

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.


  • Metadata
  • Catholic research
  • Fact checking


  • MS in Library Science, 2016

    Drexel University

  • BA in Literature, 2013

    Belmont Abbey College


Reference and Research

Project support, fact checks


Essays, papers, chapters, books, poetry

Wedding Programs

for Catholic weddings

Data Visualizations

bar charts, maps, timelines

Recent Posts

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 …

Reginald Garrigou-Langrange, OP, on extraterrestrial life

Quotation taken from: Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. Christ the Savior: A Commentary on the Third Part of St. Thomas’ Theological …

Artwork of Catholic Processions

“The Corpus Christi procession,” Arcadi Mas i Fondevila (1887) “A Catholic Procession,” Jehudo Epstein (1901) …

Stanley Jaki, OSB, on Extraterrestrial Life

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


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


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 …

Follow-Up on the Turkey Indult

In November of last year, I shared a provocative hypothesis: thanks to the discovery of new evidence, it was possible for the first …

On the Mythical Pius XII Thanksgiving Indult

Every year around Thanksgiving, a flurry of social media posts make the rounds in traditional Catholic circles, concerning a mysterious …