Maybe it is the recent immeasurably sad events in Egypt, Lebanon and other formerly primarily Eastern Christian nations. Maybe it is a proper appreciation for diversity. Maybe it is an interest in older ways. I don't know what it is, but there seems to be a better understanding, or at least awareness, of the Eastern rites among Roman-rite Catholics.
Big Pulpit has been featuring some Byzantine bloggers and articles. I was pleasantly surprised to see this interview with a Ukrainian Catholic priest at Ascending Mount Carmel.
Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity/harmony! (Psalm 133:1)