Numerous Popes opposed railroads (even though I myself like trains) in the Papal States and Cardinal Luigi Lambruschini opposed gas lighting and the telegraph as well, because they saw that such things could easily be used by the liberal bourgeoisie to promote liberal reforms and behaviors as well as the flight to the cities and away from a more agrarian life.
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I would be interested in such a citation as well.
It is safe to say that the advancements in technology have been used as a vehicle to detach people from nature, and thus, from reality. The industrial ʀɛʋօʟutιօn was a source of great suffering for the people of my country, whose blood running through their veins was agraric, but who were forced to leave the land to go work in the factories which had disturbed the normal economical order in the first place. The workmen lived in poverty because they were severely underpaid by the rich middle class and even children were used in the factories, many of whom were killed by the dangerous machinery.
It was a product of the liberal revolt, with it's haughty accusations against monasteries and other religious houses, claiming that they were useless and that they should be transformed into factories. More and more, people ceased to notice the beauty of things that grow, and were instead captivated by the sterile and cold embrace of the mechanisms and machines of, and ushering into, a new era, which has proven to be a very dark one. An era, in which thoughts and utterances reach the other side of the world in seconds, but where in the creature has abandoned it's God. An era, which boasts of men flying through the air with little effort in airplanes, but which is struck with an apostasy that has never before been seen in the history of Christendom.