Under the caption of "The Mighty Have Fallen," your...

Whittier News

Under the caption of "The Mighty Have Fallen," your issue of June 17 contained misleading statements and inferences relative to The Christian Science Monitor, and space is desired for comment regarding them.

In 1883, at about the time Mrs. Eddy established The Christian Science Journal, the first of the Christian Science periodicals, she wrote that, through it, "we shall be able to reach many homes with healing, purifying thought. A great work already has been done, and a greater work yet remains to be done" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 7).

Approximately twenty-six years later, on Thanksgiving Day, 1908, the first issue of The Christian Science Monitor appeared, and in its leading editorial Mrs. Eddy said in part: "The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353). Throughout the years the Monitor has had before it as an ideal these inspiring words of its Founder; and it has also been under another requirement of Mrs. Eddy, indicated in the Church Manual (Art. VIII, Sect. 14), that it shall be "ably edited and kept abreast of the times."

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August 9, 1930

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