Volume 15, Issue 4, Winter 2015
Mark S. Latkovic
Thinking about Technology from a Catholic Moral Perspective
A Critical Consideration of Ten Models
This article explores ten models for thinking critically about technology’s place in our lives, which have been proposed in some form by various modern philosophers and theologians, including Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The author first provides a definition of technology and then analyzes the models. He concludes with a consideration of what he calls a moral “partnering” of man with technology and some thoughts on the role that technology plays in the mission of the Church and in her efforts to evangelize.