I'm historically Catholic also - but all the guilt remains. If I don't say my "Hail Johns" I'm certain I'll be cast into the inferno & forced to spend eternity making wordlists with uselessness as my only companion.
A Hail John, that must be like a Hail Mary, as in football? An act of desperation, with very low odds of success?
I'm an erstwhile Catholic too. Or "historically Catholic", as my friend Peter says. Though I guess you didn't say you were erstwhile, just raised as such--not necessarily the same thing. But I'm both :-)