Communing With Judas

This question about whether Judas partook of Christ’s flesh at the Last Supper has bearing on the current Eucharistic politicla controversy.

Judas receiving the Eucharist

Question from Mary on 05-27-2004:

Dear Father Why did Jesus allow Judas to receive Communion at the last Supper? Was’nt he in mortal sin at that time or was it still at the stage of being a venial sin? Thanks Mary