Sharon Kabel

Sharon Kabel

Librarian; Nuisance


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.”

  • Metadata
  • Catholic research
  • Fact checking
  • MS in Library Science, 2016

    Drexel University

  • BA in Literature, 2013

    Belmont Abbey College


Project support, fact checks

Essays, papers, chapters, books, poetry

for Catholic weddings

bar charts, maps, timelines


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
Church Fires
Credibly Accused
A visual data project about the lists of credibly accused clergy released by American Roman Catholic dioceses
Credibly Accused
Dies Irae
A walk through Fr. Nicholas Gihr’s classic work
Dies Irae
Family Archive
An ongoing preservation of family records
Family Archive
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
O Antiphons
Papal Documents
An ongoing series of charts that visualize papal and curial documents
Papal Documents
Pre-1955 Holy Week
A collection of commentaries on aspects of the pre-1955 Holy Week
Pre-1955 Holy Week
The Periti of Vatican II
The Periti of Vatican II is an open source project cataloging the theological experts (periti) who advised the Second Vatican Council.
The Periti of Vatican II