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Dumb, Sleeping Dog: A Tale of A Nominal Dominican

  Preamble: A representation of the dream of St. Dominic's Mother of a dog leaping from her womb with a torch in its mouth which seemed to set the earth on fire. The dream taken as a sign of a great child she was to bear: St. Dominic -the Lord's [Watch] Dog. .. "His watchmen are all blind, they are all ignorant: dumb dogs not able to bark, seeing vain things, sleeping and loving dreams" ( Isaias 56:10)      A very common proverb has it that " ignorance is a bliss ". This is supposed to mean that if one is unaware of an unpleasant fact or situation one cannot be troubled by it. But is it true? that  ignorance, i.e., lack of due knowledge;  is a bliss? Well, it would seem that only one lacking due knowledge could respond in the affirmative...         What damage ignorance is not capable of! Imagine what could result from the service of an ignorant doctor, or pilot, or captain, or driver, or teacher etc... Many lives have been lost due to ignorance; and more im

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