Let’s try one more thing in looking at Judas. Jesus gave Judas every opportunity to be a glorious apostle. In John 2:11 we read about the response of the disciples at the marriage feast of Cana. The verse tells us, “This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” This includes Judas. Judas was given the gift of faith.
Then in Mark 6:7-13 we read this, "And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he said to them, “Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them.” So they went out and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them."
Clearly Judas was even casting out unclean spirits and healing the sick along with the rest of the twelve. Moreover, Judas witnessed many other things that Jesus said and did. God gave Judas every grace and opportunity. God did not make Judas choose evil. In spite of all that God gave him, he chose his own path.
God in his infinite knowledge could foresee the treachery of Judas, but he did not make him a betrayer. God foresaw the betrayal but still gave the betrayer every opportunity to be a loyal apostle.
If I raise my children to be good Catholics and good citizens, and I give them all the tools they need and teach them what is right and wrong, there is still no guarantee that they will never commit a crime or commit a serious sin. Even if I knew in advance that one of them was going to do something wrong, it would not be “my choice” that they did so.
So it was with Judas. It was his choice and not God’s to commit the betrayal.