From the article:
This is not to say ‘Oh Judas, he’s all right really’, what we are saying is perhaps there is something else to this character than that kiss and that betrayal,” she said.
“I don’t think any of the other disciples were whiter than white – we just probably didn’t hear about it – because they were all human and we are all a bit messed up.”
She added: “Up until that moment of betrayal, Judas seems no better or worse than any of the other disciples.
“But he has been defined by the worst thing he did.
Actually, yes we DO hear about the failings and faults of the Apostles. That’s one of the characteristics of the NT writings that stands out in such contrast to other ancient writings. The faults and failings of the Apostles are laid bare pretty clearly.
We are all defined by the things we do. When you betray God, it will most certainly define you.