The title says it all: Why does the church keep Necrologies of the clergy?
I hope the question doesn’t sound the wrong way.
I just wonder what the purpose of a necrology is? What’s it used for?
Necrologies probably aid in the event of a possible beatification or canonization, but they may serve other purposes as well.
It would be interesting to try to see if the necrologies lend historical significance to social movements and as such.