In 1975 Bishop Gerald Frey, then Bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana, wrote, as Chairman of the Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, to the Bishops throughout the United States suggesting that each name someone as (arch)diocesan liaison to the Charismatic Renewal in his (arch)diocese.
In 1976 several liaisons met for the first time as a national group and with the Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. In 1977 the first steering committee was elected to prepare and oversee the business of what was to become the Association of Diocesan Liaisons to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (ADL). The committee is called the Diocesan Liaison Steering Committee (DLSC).
A constitution and by-laws adopted in 1990 provides structure and organization and calls liaisons together for mutual support in an annual conference. The Association also sponsors an annual theological symposium.
The Association of Diocesan Liaisons’ website is here.