yes, and it’s a phrase I think we should drop. Everyone is received into the welcoming arms of the Church. But not everyone is welcome to receive communion.
I think the problem we have today is that many people consider “membership” to mean you can receive communion. So they feel, if I can’t receive communion then I’m not welcomed and should go else where or say home.
That’s far from the Truth.
What we should be doing is creating an environment where people do not feel judged for staying in their pews during communion time. That would eliminate people receiving who should not be, and make people who are bared from communion not feeling left out.
Personally, I think if the Church were to restore the 3 hour fast, it would help big time. Then people won’t feel so self conscience about not going up for communion. As far as anyone would be concerned, they ate 2 hours before Mass.