The problem? Apparently, it was all a ruse. At least I wasn't the only one who was hoodwinked. Dr. Mohler provides an update to the post he originally made, "No Rehabilitation for Judas After All?" He reports:
Now, Vatican sources -- including some of the very same sources cited in The Times -- say the whole idea is nonsense. "This news has no foundation," said Walter Brandmueller, head of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences. "I can't imagine where this idea came from."
I could not find any retraction in The Times, but someone has some explaining to do.