In his letter to the diocese, the local bishop said:
“It may seem legalistic, but the words that are spoken, along with the actions that are performed and the materials used, are a crucial aspect of every sacrament,” the diocese said on its website. “If you change the words, actions or materials required in any of the sacraments, they are not valid.”
Now do Novus Ordo episcopal consecrations.
What would Pope Pius XII think about those, I wonder?