Check out this story from Catholic World News, which promises us (drum roll, please) a new social justice encyclical on May 1. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone says it will talk about "international social problems, with special focus on developing nations." Hopefully we can expect it'll talk some about the growing water privatization problems, (which the pope has already mentioned), the abuse of third-world labor, the growing international sex-slave trade, and the moral responsibility for those who have much - that means you, America - to help those who have little.
Maybe it'll help American Catholics realize that social justice extends beyond abortion. We can always pray.