An interview with Episcopal priest Carl Russell about the childhood sexual abuse he experienced at the hands of the priest of his family’s congregation. Carl tells the story of how both he and his family were groomed for the abuse, as the priest worked to gain his family’s trust and esteem. He also describes how the shame and the threats kept Carl silent well into adulthood. He describes the emotional breakthrough that allowed him to end his silence, both privately, to his own family, and publicly, through the legal system. He discusses the way that the years of silence cost him almost as much as the abuse itself, and the enormous power it has to tell the story and be heard.