I had a Protestant friend of mine who is attending RCIA classes ask me a question that I couldn’t think of a good answer for. He asked:
“If Mary is a co-redemptrix, a *causa salutis *[cause of our salvation] given her ‘fiat’, then is Judas also a co-redeemer for his particiapation in the salvation process for his betrayal of Jesus?”
He went on to discuss how if Mary’s decision was based on free will and was necessary for the birth of Christ, then Judas’ free will decision to betray Christ and turn him over to the authorities was also necessary for the death of Christ on the Cross.
Thoughts? Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!