Of course Catholics do NOT view themselves as worshipping anyone but God.<quoted text>
This should be easy enough, JG.
Please cite Catholic teaching (from the Catechism, as that's where the teachings are) where instruction is given to accord divine worship to any save God, specifically to carved images.
Failing this, I'll expect you to recant your statements here.
But some Protestants will never believe otherwise.
I believe the problem is two-fold.
#1... Nothing about any god can be proven, and #2... there is a difference of opinion on the definition of the word "worship."
Without looking, I'll wager that given a dictionary's exact definition of "worship," Catholics do in fact "worship" Mary.