I am a Catholic priest who was sexually abused (August 1970) 9 months prior to ordination (May 1971). I had a flashback to the event in the fall of 2001 and told my family for the first time in December 2001. I remained in ministry until April 2006 when I announced at the Washington Hospital Center that I was leaving them because I had been a victim of abuse, and I could not, in conscience, stand to represent the actions of the bishops. Within hours I was reported to the Archdiocese of Washington and the next morning my faculties to perform as a priest in Washington were removed. The Archdiocese stated that I was "accusatory." I now work as a Telephone Crisis Counselor.