I received a letter (dated March 2), via email last night, from the Dominican Sisters of Mary. Here is part of the letter regarding the John Paul II Cultural Center:
As you may know, the Dominican Sisters of Mary signed a purchase agreement with the Archdiocese of Detroit this past August to determine if the building located at 3900 Harewood Road in Washington, D.C., also known as the John Paul II Cultural Center, could be renovated for a House of Studies. While architectural renderings of the facility determined that the building could be renovated, the Sisters discerned that to pursue this endeavor was not a prudent use of our limited resources. Additionally, the level of financial support to undertake the project was lacking. As a result, the Sisters have withdrawn the offer to purchase the building.