« MODx Parse Error »

MODx encountered the following error while attempting to parse the requested resource:
« PHP Parse Error »
 
PHP error debug
  Error: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated 
  Error type/ Nr.: - 8192 
  File: /var/www/tlcsupportedliving.com/htdocs/assets/snippets/GoogleEvents/php/simplepie.inc 
  Line: 709 
  Line 709 source: $this->sanitize =& new SimplePie_Sanitize;  
 
Parser timing
  MySQL: 0.0043 s(21 Requests)
  PHP: 0.0245 s 
  Total: 0.0288 s