Is sanctifying grace still necessary for salvation?

I know that at one time, everybody was pretty much in agreement that sanctifying grace was/is necessary. But now I never hear it mentioned, especially when talking about atheists, agnostics, or unbaptized people. Has the Church’s teaching changed on this, or is it pretty much a given so people don’t see the need to mention it?

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