The newspaper The Christian Science Monitor was launched in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1919), who founded the Church of Christ, Scientist in 1879. The stated aim of the Monitor was 'to injure no man but to bless all mankind'.
The newspaper continued to be published Monday to Friday, both in America and internationally, up until March 2009. However, due to serious financial difficulties, it was decided that from April 2009 it would be published weekly in print form. It continues to offer daily news on its website, and via e-mail.