Catholic Dictionary

Efficacious Grace

The actual grace given by God in which the individual freely consents; hence, the desired result is achieved. Báñez and the Dominicans contended that the efficacy of the grace depended on the grace per se, while Molina and the Jesuits asserted that efficacious grace is granted in accord with the receptivity of the recipient; however, both agreed that the act of the will was not necessary.

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