Paulie! Where have you been?
You are one of my favorite RCC slaves. Dedicated to a fault. Kudos!
I hope you are well and pleased with the new pope Frank.:-)
Then let me share the good news with you. Here's where secular humanism will take you, given the chance. Will you support this or fight it?:
THE AFFIRMATIONS OF HUMANISM: A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php...
 We are committed to the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and to the solving of human problems.
 We deplore efforts to denigrate human intelligence, explain the world in supernatural terms, and look outside nature for salvation.
 We believe that scientific discovery and technology can contribute to the betterment of human life.
 We believe in an open and pluralistic society and that democracy is the best guarantee of protecting human rights from authoritarian elites and repressive majorities.
 We are committed to the principle of the separation of church and state.
 We [prefer] negotiation and compromise to [resolve] differences and achiev[e] mutual understanding.
 We are concerned with securing justice and fairness in society and with eliminating discrimination and intolerance.
 We believe in supporting the disadvantaged and the handicapped so that they will be able to help themselves.
 We attempt to transcend divisive parochial loyalties based on [prejudices] and strive to work together for the common good.
 We want to protect, preserve and enhance the earth, and avoid inflicting needless suffering on other species.
 We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest.
 We believe in the cultivation of moral excellence.
 Mature adults should be allowed to fulfill their aspirations, to express their sexual preferences, to exercise reproductive freedom, to have access to comprehensive and informed health-care, and to die with dignity.
 We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility. Humanist ethics is amenable to critical, rational guidance. Together we discover normative standards tested by their consequences.
 We are deeply concerned with the moral education of our children. We want to nourish reason and compassion.
 We are engaged by the arts no less than by the sciences.
 We are citizens of the universe and are excited by discoveries still to be made in the cosmos.
 We are skeptical of untested claims to knowledge, and we are open to novel ideas.
 We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others.
 We believe in optimism, hope, learning, truth, joy, tolerance, love, compassion, beauty, and reason rather than pessimism, despair, dogma, ignorance, guilt or sin, fear, hatred, selfishness, ugliness, and blind, irrational faith.
 We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.