The Crossland Foundation

Focusing on the advancement of Christian culture
through education.

The Crossland Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing Christian culture through education, exploration and action.

Founded by Dr. Leon Podles, the Crossland Foundation published Sacrilege, an in-depth look at sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, An Irish Tragedy, How Sex Abuse By Irish Priests Helped Cripple The Catholic Church, as well as other related materials. One of the Foundation’s goals is to serve as a resource for district attorneys in cases concerning sexual abuse in churches. Additionally, the Foundation offers resource materials to impact the discussion regarding the statute of limitations.

How to get involved

  • The Foundation invites visitors to review these materials and become involved by visiting the National Center for Victims of Crime website at
  • To see related comments as well as enter into the discussion, visit Leon Podles' Blog.
  • The Crossland Foundation is actively seeking manuscripts to review and consider for publication. Please submit documents for review.
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About Dr. Leon Podles

Dr. Leon Podles is President of the Crossland Foundation. He is the author of two books and numerous articles on Christianity and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. For more information on Dr. Podles’ writing and community work, visit


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