This article seeks to contribute to the understanding of what is at stake in counselling religious
male victims of sexual abuse. We analyse the narrative of ‘Robert’, a sexually abused Roman
Catholic man who later committed suicide. We focus on issues that concern many sexually
abused males, such as talking and relationships, agency and responsibility, emotions of guilt,
shame and anger, sexual identity, God-talk and God-images. In terms of a triangulating case
study, we then confront this narrative analysis with some biographical elements gathered
from other sources, from which we complement and critique the analysis.